Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the New Crusading Guide have been awarded the 2016-10th KCK Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi India.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas was given the award for his story “Anas floors Derry” from his exposé in judicial corruption in Ghana in 2016.
His representative, Mr. Sameer Tembe picked up a cheque for $11,000 from the award organizers.
This is the second time Anas and The New Crusading Guide have been given this award, having won the 3rd KCK Award in 2011.
In the Judicial exposé, Twenty (22) lower court judges and 12 High Court judges indicted in the September 2015 judicial corruption exposé were dismissed.
That exposé also received high profile promotion and premiered to thousands of Ghanaians at the International Conference Center in September 2015.
It showed court workers conspiring with a number of respected judges to influence court cases through bribes.
Over 30 judges and magistrates were caught on camera receiving bribes to free suspects on charges for crimes like murder, rape and drug trafficking,
A disciplinary committee of the Judicial Council was set up to probe the revelations.
More than 100 members of staff of the Judicial Service were also investigated after Anas submitted a petition and videos showing the affected staff receiving bribes to compromise cases.
On December 7, 2015, the Council unanimously decided to remove from office 20 out of the 21 Judges and Magistrates cited in the petition.
Two High court judges were also later removed from office in April 2016.