Travesty of justice: Anas reacts to losing GH¢25m defamation suit against Ken Agyapong

Ana Aremeyaw Anas and Kennedy Agyapong.

Private Investigation Company, Tiger Eye P.I has described as a travesty of justice the judgement by a High Court in the defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong. This comes after the Court dismissed the defamation suit, filed in 2018, for lack of merit.

Explaining its position, the company said, in a statement, that the court established that Mr. Agyapong defamed Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who filed the suit. However, the Court presided over by Justice Eric Baah, despite the admission, absolved the Assin Central MP of any liability in a “bizarre twist”.

Tiger Eye P.I noted that the judge “conveniently” ignored the fact that Mr. Anas is not a suspect in a murder and is not under investigation for murder. They added that even throughout the trial, Mr. Agyapong showed disdain and disrespect not only to the court but also to the Lawyers of Anas.

However, all attempts to cite him for contempt hit a dead end.

Despite losing the case, Tiger P.I. said they are dedicated to fighting corruption and will continuously do so for the country.

In 2018, Anas Aremeyaw Anas filed a defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong after he called the journalist a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil on live television. In the suit, Mr. Anas indicated that the Assin Central MP also published materials to discredit him and his work during the time his investigation piece ‘Number 12’ detailing corruption in Ghana football, was aired.

Mr. Anas noted that not only did this affect his reputation as an acclaimed investigative journalist, but the Assin Central MP also incited the public against him.

Among other things, the journalist was seeking damages to the tune of ¢25 million.


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