Edward Adeti, an anti-corruption journalist with the EIB Network is the second runner-up at the maiden edition of the Article 19 Press Prize Awards.
The award is organized by African Heights Foundation; a non-profit organization in partnership with the Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA).
Edward Adeti has been recognized for his outstanding and compelling story that unearthed corruption at the Attorney General´s office in Upper East Region dubbed ¨ Cash For Justice¨ in 2019.
In the expose, Edward Adeti unraveled rot at the attorney general´s department in the Upper East Region. A Principal State Attorney, Emmanuel Otu-Boison was captured taking money from relatives to aid crime suspects, escape trial, and sentence.
Edward Adeti has also undertaken other momentous investigative works that saw top politicians like former Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari, resign.
He walks away with a cash prize of GHc3,000.000, a plaque and a certificate of honor.
According to the organizers, the ¨award is to encourage journalists to report ills of the country´s criminal justice system to cause reform¨.
Joojo Cobbinah of the Multimedia Group won the ultimate prize with Daily Graphic´s Emmanuel Hawkson, who came second.