Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has sued the Despite Group of Companies over what he claims is defamation on his person.
Founder and leader of Tiger Eye PI, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has thrown a defamation suit against the Despite Group of Companies, owners of UTV, PeaceFM and Okay FM.
Ana has also sued two employees of Okay FM, namely, Kwame Nkrumah and Kwame Amoh, for defamation.
According to the facts of the suits, comments made on March 7, 2019, during a show on Okay FM tarnished Anas' image.
The award-winning journalist felt the commenters and the platform on which they acted sought to impugn is work and character.
The suit comes after he sued the Multimedia Group Limited as well as three of its workers for defamation.
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According to a Daily Guide report sighted by YEN.com.gh, Despite Group broadcast and published or caused to be broadcast on Okay FM, defamatory comments against him and his associates during a discussion on investigative documentaries on their programme, Ade Akye Abia.
The suit reportedly pointed out that “…the plaintiff claims against the defendants, jointly and severally, for damages for libel contained in the publication endorsed on the writ of summons by way of an attachment and particularized costs, including lawyer fees.”
It says Anas was described as having promoted “lawlessness” and was “an evil and odious person who is a nation wrecker.”
Anas was also accused of “extorting money from the President of Ghana, extorting GHc500,000 from an identifiable person, extorting money from persons through threats of libel and slander, extorting money from persons through blackmail as well as engaging in bribery and corruption,” the suited noted.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Anas sued Multimedia Group Limited and three of its staff members for defamation.
He is seeking damages over defamatory comments made by Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong on Adom TV (a subsidiary of Multimedia) on February 26, 2019.
According to Anas, the comments by the firebrand MP, injured his image and reputation as a lawyer and globally acclaimed investigative journalist.
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