Lawyer Charles Bentum, Counsel for some 14 Judges cited in the alleged corruption scandal in the judiciary, has said it is regrettable for his clients to be denied ample time to respond duly to the accusations leveled against them.

Lawyer Bentum noted that the video tendered in evidence by the petitioner, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and shown to his clients in the process to establish a prima facie case last week is questionable since the video to him, was jumbled together.

He feels if the Judicial Council had exercised restraint in the swift action taken on the accused judges, it would have afforded them enough time to subject the video to technical review before responding appropriately.

In an interaction with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Monday, Lawyer Bentum, raised concerns with the video shown to his clients insisting that the video sounded like merged tapes without clear scenes which make it difficult for anyone to understand the said video indicting the judges of corruption.

“My clients feel the tape didn’t sound credible enough; it is debatable. It sounded like merging tapes; no coherence and more of a cut and paste format. If we had been given time enough to respond to the matter, we would have employed technical personnel to scrutinize it before we respond accordingly.”

Also, Lawyer Bentum said a major challenge with the process is that, the petitioner has ostensibly turned judge and prosecutor and not handling the matter the best way possible.

He decried the intention of the petitioner to go ahead with the premiere of the documentary video filmed on the alleged rot in Ghana’s Judiciary.

According to him, the move leaves room for the Judges to be crucified before the court of public opinion, especially when they had not been given a fair hearing.

“It serves nobody’s interest for the wrong thing to be done. He should exercise restraint to handle the matter procedurally.”