Admittedly, Anas Aremeyaw Anas as the frontrunner for Tiger Eye PI has a lot of support from most people. With his strategically branded investigative methodology of Naming, Shaming and Jailing, many have had more ‘vim’. To some individuals, Anas’ method can at least limit some societal rots such as bribery and corruption. But, is that really the case? Has Anas’ exposés achieved all three aims? Is Anas impressed with these developments?
Arguably, 7 out of 10 social media users feel that Anas Aremeyaw Anas isn’t receiving the needed supports to triumph over the affluent, notorious and politically affiliated ‘mafias’ who are sometimes caught on camera committing crimes with impunity.
The question which is seriously begging for answers is whether the “naming and shaming” can ever affect a dishonest, crooked and stubborn Ghanaian or any African for that matter. Do these recalcitrants feel ashamed at all? Ideally, if the corrupted minds of some Africans felt any shame, they would have resigned from their various positions as soon as they saw their faces in any Anas exposé. All remorseful persons would have sacked themselves even before they were found guilty.
When it comes to prosecution too, the unrepentant culprits use certain legalities to either sweep the fuss under the carpet or prolong its realization.
It is heartbreaking to know that the two health personnel at Ridge Hospital who were implicated in Anas’ recent exposé dubbed, “Cashing In On COVID”, had only two weeks suspension as their punishment. Like seriously? Is this a punishment or a vacation? Can this serve as deterrence to others? Or these people have some big names serving as protective feathers like the mother hen’s over them?
If the concerned authorities do not find a stiffer punishment like hefty fines and/or imprisonment terms for such nation wreckers exposed by Anas – then many workers would intentionally become corrupt because the gains from such deals exceed these meagre punishments meted out to them.
A typical example is how surprised many Ghanaians are by the alleged #Number12 exposé which somewhat implicated the erstwhile Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, the Almighty Kwesi Nyantakyi and how he walks freely till date (even though he lost his job).
With these happenings, observations and more, are we motivating Anas or discouraging him? Share your thoughts with us.