Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has been slapped with a fresh defamation suit by a mining company in the Western Region over his utterances during and after the premiere of the “Number 12” exposé.
Lawyers of C&G Aleska company have dragged the lawmaker to court seeking GH¢20 million in damages over certain disparaging comments he allegedly made against the company.
Mr. Agyapong was one of the huge critics of investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas during the premier of his undercover piece on football and corruption.
Anas’ “Number 12” documentary captured over 77 referees and Ghana football officials allegedly compromising their positions under the influence of money.
However, Mr. Agyapong was not enthused by findings made in the undercover piece, going on to criticise Anas’ modus operandi.
In one of his interviews at the time, the maverick legislator described Anas as “evil” and “wicked.”
In another, he labelled the award-winning investigative journalist “corrupt” insisting he needed to be “hanged.”
Such verbal attacks led to Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team dragging the lawmaker to court over defamation.
Anas sued the outspoken MP for damages to the tune of GH¢25 million. Although the ruling for that suit is yet to be made, Mr. Agyapong finds himself in fresh trouble after another suit was filed against him.
Lawyers of C&G Aleska company have hit the MP with a GH¢20 million defamation suit for allegedly attacking the corporate image of the mining company during his crusade against Anas and his “Number 12” exposé.
It, however, remains to be seen what the outcome of both suits will be. Meanwhile the ruling on Anas’ suit filed against Mr. Agyapong will be out on October 11.
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