- GFA's Ibrahim Saani Daara has filed a GH¢20 million lawsuit against investigative journalist, Anas
- Saani Daara is arguing Anas Aremeyaw has defamed him with his 'Number 12' undercover video
The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saani Daarah, has brought a GH¢20 million lawsuit against ace investigative, Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to Saani Daarah, Anas has defamed him, and has also subjected him to public ridicule with the public screening of his Number 12 undercover video.
The embattled GFA PRO is demanding in excess of GH¢20 million as damages as numerous publications out of the video damaged his reputation.
Saani Daara is also arguing that Anas has jeopardize both his career and future putting him across as a corrupt, fraudulent, crooked and dishonest employee of the GFA.
Anas’ 'Number 12' documentary which focused on corruption in Ghana football has so far forced FIFA to ban the GFA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
The government of Ghana, is also making efforts to dissolve the GFA, after Mr Nyantakyi resigning as the FA President.
Anas’ latest corruption expose, which was screen publicly captured Saani Daara advising an agent to encourage his brother to work hard for a call-up into the national team, the Black Stars.
Mr Daara, after his advice, was offered GH¢4,000 cash, of which he did not touch but directed it to be given to another man who was standing next to him.
However, Anas was heard in a voice-over alleging that Saani Daara later took the bribe, after he had directed it to an unidentified man.
Meanwhile, lead counsel for Saani Daara, Dominic Ayine, in an interview on Joy News Friday, insists that the voice-over is an addition which clearly defames his client..
“That is the point of our focus, because the video does not support the allegation of bribery”, he said.
Dominic Ayine further stated that the unnamed person in the video who allegedly received the money on behalf of his client, did not forward any such money to him.
He also added that Anas Aremyway Anas, is well aware that the claims relating to the communications Director are false, yet he went ahead to published them.
Dr Ayine insisted that the GFA Communications Director never requested or accepted any bribe from operatives of Tiger Eye PI who had feigned interest in helping a ‘brother’ to get a call-up into the Black Stars Team B.
He said a careful review of the portion of the video relating to Saani Daara shows his client did not accept any bribe.
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