ZAM Reporter

How an investigative journalist made corrupt officials weep

It took four years and considerable risk to own life and limb, but Ghanese investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas finally achieved his goal: not just to name and shame, but to actual jail wrongdoers, especially wrongdoing civil servants. His undercover-camera-infiltration of a cocoa smuggling syndicate allowed him to catch corrupt Customs, Police and Immigration officers on tape, greedily counting money.

The eight officers were arrested after Anas aired his tapes. The trial finally came to an end on 24 September, when the eight received a two year sentence each.

Observers reported that there was loud weeping from the culprits after sentencing. One was overheard saying that “God will curse that Anas boy for bringing his cameras to create all these problems.”

ZAM Chronicle published the story of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ undercover work in its eighth issue. Click here to read it.

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