#Number12: Anas sues Kennedy Agyapong for GHC25m for defamation

Anas Aremeyaw Anas has sued politician and businessman Kennedy Agyapong at an Accra High Court for defamation, demanding GHC25million. The suit was filed by lawyer Listowell Yesu Bukarson on...

Anas Aremeyaw Anas has sued politician and businessman Kennedy Agyapong at an Accra High Court for defamation, demanding GHC25million.

The suit was filed by lawyer Listowell Yesu Bukarson on behalf of the ace investigative journalist Friday Morning.

Hon. Ken Agyapong who is currently out of the country has in the past few days launched a blistering attack on the undercover journalist in the media accusing him of being a criminal, extortionist, corrupt, blackmailer and an evil person.

The attack on Anas, follows his latest investigative piece which has uncovered huge corruption in Ghana football where officials including referees and match commissioners were caught taking bribes to compromise on their fairness.

The secretly filmed video showed the President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi using the name of President Akufo Addo to extort $65,000 monies from some supposed investors.

Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng in an interview with Kasapa News Friday stated that Anas client feels strongly about the comments made by him which puts his life in danger and is also intended to tarnish his hard earned reputation.

“For nearly two weeks we’ve been quiet listening to him [Ken Agyapong] as he made those spurious statements about Anas. We can see he’s now finished talking and we’ve compiled eight pages of defamatory material said against Anas and we’ve hauled him before court to substantiate his claims.

Meanwhile government has taken steps to dissolve the GFA following the content of the Anas video.

“Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, Government has decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved. Government will shortly, thereafter, announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country, until a new body is duly formed; and

“Government will communicate these decisions to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), and engage with been on these developments to chart a way forward for Ghana football,” the government statement said.

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