He argued that cross-examining a witness, in this instance Anas and his team, in a ‘hidden’ identity is likely to compromise the authenticity of the exercise hence his call.
Lead lawyer for the 22 implicated lower court magistrates, Charles Ndebugri had earlier also made similar calls.
However, speaking in an interview with Citi News, Professor Ocquaye who is also a lawyer insists, there is nothing wrong with Anas wearing the mask, if the committee investigating the matter has documentary evidence to rely on.
“This is a very risky job, a risky job done in the public interest so you have to weigh the factors and the total circumstances before you make that simple declaration and especially when the judges who have determined the matter are going to look at other evidence, especially documentary evidence….What has this got to do with the man’s face?
“Evidence is not only by word of mouth, where matters like demeanour come and so on come in. The way you react then someone can say this person is a liar. This is a documentary and if you want to attack the essence of that evidence then go to the documentary,” he said.