…Over Anas, Dares Him To Prove Allegations
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has come under intense pressure to prove his litany of allegations against investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.
In the wake of promotions ahead of the premiering of the latest expose, titled “Number 12” which is centered on politics and football, the lawmaker has been on a free-for-all level of vain allegations, none of which he has so far been able to substantiate.
In the last couple of days, he has sought to taint the reputation of Anas with over ten wild allegations all to no avail.
But the Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has challenged his colleague and party member in Parliament to prove his claims or desist from those unhealthy allegations against the person of Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.
Speaking on a Kumasi-based radio station, Oyerepa FM, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, expressed disgust at Hon. Agyapong for his attempts to destruct the respected investigative journalist from doing his job.
“Kennedy Agyapong is not an angel. Kennedy is on his own in this fight against Anas” He stressed.
Hon. Mensah Bonsu who is also the Member of Parliament for the Suame Constituency in the Ashanti Region called on Hon Agyapong to rather than keep to that tangent of attacking Anas, prove his allegations against him.
“Ken Agyapong has been advised several times to desist from making unpalatable comments about Anas and rather prove with facts if he has anything against him”. He revealed.
This is because “Anas’ method of investigation in his latest work on corruption in football administration is no different from previous works”. Hon. Mensah Bonsu added.
On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Hon. Agyapong played an audio on Accra-based Adom Fm in which Anas Aremeyaw Anas was heard on tape speaking with others whose identities cannot be ascertained about the transfer of thousands of dollars.
The name of Egbert Faibille Jnr private legal practitioner and current Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Commission was mentioned.
But setting the records straight on his Facebook page, Egbert denied that the contents of the said tape were for corruption purposes to the benefit of the journalist.
He said” My attention has been drawn to an audio tape going around in which my name is mentioned by Anas Aremeyaw Anas as following some money at a bank. Well, the background is that in 2009, one Hafix of Hafred Security Services Ltd was arrested for defrauding a Dubai Company of US$ 5.7 million in a gold scam”.
“My services were retained as a lawyer by the duped company to ensure prosecution of Hafix and his accomplices. Anas Aremeyaw Anas was the one who was engaged by the duped company to track down Hafix and his accomplices which he did. The audio going round is an interrogation of two or so of Hafix’s accomplices by Anas which led to the arrest of Hafix”. He wrote.
Explaining further that, “Hafix was subsequently prosecuted by the Attorney General at an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Charles Quist. The tape cannot therefore be evidence of any bribery. The screenshots here will serve as a useful guide to those who may want to google the arrest of Hafiz”
Meanwhile Hon. Agyapong’s integrity in on the line as has received chastisement for failure to prove any of his wild goose chase allegations against Anas.
“How can a law make go on radio to claim he has evidence of corruption and plays an empty audio, where was the corruption in it? Who corrupted who? What is this getting to? We need to re-examine him and refer him to the psychiatrist, he is too bitter “ Araba Barnes said in an interview.
A reporter at Adom fm where Kennedy Agyepong spoke, said under anonymity that “if he wants to fool we would give him the platform to fool, it’s his own image he is destroying. He thinks money buys credibility. We thought we were getting a bombshell to shock the nation and you come and give us thrash” he said.
The expose is set to premiere at the Accra International Conference Centre on 6th and 7th June, Kumasi on 9th and 10th June, Tamale on 13th June and Takoradi on 16th June 2018.