Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s private investigation company, Tiger Eye PI, is unhappy with the court’s decision that went against the well-known journalist in the defamation case against Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for the Assin Central constituency.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist, filed a defamation suit against Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, seeking GH25 million in damages. On March 15, the Accra High Court dismissed the suit as without merit.
The judge, Justice Eric Baah, came to the conclusion that Anas Aremeyaw Anas did not prove that Ken Agyapong defamed him by airing the documentary titled “Who Watches the Watchman?” Rather, the judge found that the documentary revealed questionable business dealings that Anas and his associates were involved in.
This came about after Anas, in 2018, filed a lawsuit against a member of parliament representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for allegedly smearing his reputation.
Anas asked the court to order Mr. Agyapong to pay him GH25 million for the bad things the MP said about him.
The court came to the conclusion that what Anas is doing is not investigative journalism but rather “investigative terrorism,” and that it was appropriate for Agyapong to describe Anas as “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil.”
According to the ruling made by Justice Baah, “I find the claims by the plaintiff (Anas Aremeyaw Anas) to be meritless, and they are hereby dismissed.”
Tiger Eye PI issued the following statement in response to the decision: “We find the court decision to be a very unfortunate travesty of justice and very inimical to the administration of justice and fairness.” If for no other reason, I made an accusation of murder against Anas.
In addition, it stated that “Tiger Eye PI and our CEO, Anas Aremeyaw, remain unwavering in our commitment to eradicate corruption from Ghanaian society.”