- Kennedy Agyapong has dragged Anas to General Legal Council over 'unprofessional conduct'
- The NPP MP is requesting the leadership of the Council to investigate Anas thoroughly over corruption
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has dragged investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to General Legal Council.
According to the MP, Anas is misconducting himself as a lawyer, all in the name of investigative journalism.
In a complaint letter written to the Council, Kennedy Agyapong stated that he has video evidence to prove that Anas connived with a state attorney to have a case against some accused persons dismissed.
The Assin MP has launched a ‘campaign’ to exposeAnas, arguing that his style of journalism is nothing, but entrapping people, which is unlawful and contrary to the ethics of the profession.
On his part, the ace journalist has dragged the legislator to court for defaming him and demanding the High Court to award him ¢25 million damages for he [Agyapong], publishing defamatory materials about him.
"I refer to the above subject matter and respectfully write to lodge a formal complaint in my capacity as citizen of Ghana and a Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency against a Lawyer by name, Anas Aremeyaw Anas," Mr Agyapong said in a letter sent to the General Legal Council.
Mr Agyapong in his letter, accused another Chief State Attorney by name, Ellen Kwawukume, for conniving with Anas to taint an evidence gathered by Anas, which he said obstruct the course of justice.
In the said case against three suspects, namely Mohamed Hafiz Abdullah, Mubarak Seidu and Prince Kinston Kwame, who were charged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused, respectively were left off the hood due to Anas’ dealings with the State Attorney.
The Assin Central MP also pointed out that, in his video evidence, Anas Aremeyaw Anas revealed to the Chief State Attorney that the suspects had offered him $100,000 and has also paid $75,000 to Mr. Frank Adu Poku, the then CID Director-General and also paid $5,000 into the account of the Chief State Attorney in order to taint the evidence and to clear them of all charges.
The MP also noted that his inquiry at the Registry of the Criminal Division Court, Accra, has confirmed that the said case was indeed dismissed with all the suspects cleared.
Mr Agyapong therefore prayed the General Legal Council to conduct thorough investigations into such misconduct on the part of Anas and his Tiger Eye PI.
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