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After publishing his most up-to-date exposé, “Galamsey Economic system,” Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has denied accusations that he was the sufferer of extortion and blackmail.
Following the discharge of the undercover documentary that resulted within the dismissal of a Minister of State on the Finance Ministry named Charles Adu Boahen, Tiger Eye PI, the investigative firm of the award-winning journalist, claims that “some individuals have resorted to mudslinging and lies” in opposition to its CEO Anas.
He has issued a press assertion daring anybody with proof of a criminal offense in opposition to him, to with out hesitation, make the identical obtainable to the related state authorities.
Under is the total assertion:
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TIGER EYE RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF EXTORTION AND BLACKMAIL
1. Following the discharge of the Galamsey Economic system exposè which targeted on exposing the pervasive rot that has effects on the economic system and investor confidence in Ghana, some individuals have resorted to mudslinging and lies in opposition to the CEO of Tiger Eye PI, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. A video, made up of rehashed allegations from 2018 have been circulated on social media networks and different messaging platforms. Tiger Eye hereby responds to the contents of the stated video, containing particulars which now we have refuted on numerous events.
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2. Tiger Eye PI dismisses all of the allegations together with extortion and blackmail in opposition to Anas Aremeyaw Anas. These allegations are imagined and fabricated, with no foundation in actuality. Tiger Eye PI notes, that, these are antics by the perpetrators of corruption and their collaborators, to distract from the information of our current exposé. It additionally deserves the query: why do such allegations solely floor when there’s an exposé?
3. Within the stated video, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi’s spouse is seen and heard, someday in 2018 on Metro TV, alleging that some individuals had contacted her husband to pay some sum of money ($100,000) with a view to drop the #12 exposé. When this allegation was first made, Anas Aremeyaw Anas challenged Mr Nyantakyi and his spouse to sue him or whoever did what they’re alleging, or report him/her to the police for extortion in the event that they assume their stale allegation is true ( It’s nevertheless necessary to notice that, she, in addition to the trumpeters of the stated allegation, fail to say anybody’s
title. As we converse, Mr Nyantakyi is standing trial for fraud and corruption. If this allegation have been true, it might be absurd that he wouldn’t go any size to place whoever made these calls for for bribes earlier than the regulation particularly when via Tiger Eye’s anti-corruption operations, he has misplaced his job.
4. It’s necessary to notice that, the champion of those spurious allegations, Mr Kennedy Agyepong (additionally seen within the video), who splashed the images of the late Ahmed Suale on his NET 2 TV previous to his assassination, is in court docket with Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a defamation go well with. When he challenged the skilled integrity of Anas as a lawyer on the Normal Authorized Council, he was handed a defeat. Once more, he has already misplaced the primary spherical of defamation go well with in opposition to him by Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the place the court docket discovered his allegations to be unfounded and empty.
5. Within the video, parts present Mr Charles Bissue’s false claims. Tiger Eye refuted his false claims not too long ago, extensively. ( We reiterate that these claims of calls for for bribes to drop the Galamsey Fraud exposé, are false and with out benefit.
6. It’s attention-grabbing that every time these claims are made, these alleging fail to say particular names nor produce proof to buttress their claims. They don’t additionally take daring steps to report such issues to the regulation enforcement businesses for them to be handled per regulation. This could alert each watcher, that, these claims are wanton and have to be handled as such.
7. Within the video, a person in cornrow whom one other claimed was Anas, was being accused of land grabbing. On humanitarian grounds, we want to iterate that circulating movies of individuals and tagging them as ANAS might put harmless individuals in danger as they may get caught up and focused in a case of mistaken identification. We additional want to state for the report that Anas Aremeyaw Anas, CEO of Tiger Eye has NEVER forcefully or illegally dispossessed anybody of his/her land and hasn’t been concerned in an altercation as being purported. No court docket has discovered him responsible of unlawful land expropriation.
Tiger Eye is totally conscious that this explicit allegation is being championed by one Kweku Annan who was sacked from NET 2 for skilled misconduct. Suffice to say, Kweku Annan was uncovered by Tiger Eye demanding bribes to spew lies about Anas Aremeyaw Anas ( Subsequently, Tiger Eye took him to the Nationwide Media Fee (NMC) for redress on his allegations ( the place he couldn’t substantiate a single declare, resulting in the issuance of a restraining order in opposition to him by the NMC. As soon as once more, we problem anybody with proof of wrongdoing within the nature of illegal expropriation of lands to proceed to the suitable State company for additional motion.
8. To reiterate with out equivocation, Tiger Eye PI has NEVER, both via its brokers or third events, demanded monies from individuals busted by Tiger Eye PI in the reason for our work, together with the Quantity 12 and Galamsey Fraud exposés for the tales to be dropped. Per the inner working procedures and integrity mechanisms inside Tiger Eye, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for any of our brokers to demand bribes to drop a narrative. The sheer frivolity and incoherence of those allegations have been uncovered occasions with out quantity by Tiger Eye PI.
9. Tiger Eye PI, has always, after its investigations, taken further steps to help related State authorities to analyze the findings of our investigations. Anas Aremeyaw Anas has testified in courts, has been cross examined, and has been a topic of a number of fits for his works. None of those fits, for the reason that over 20 years of devoted service to uncover crimes, has been profitable.
10. We problem anybody with proof of crime in opposition to Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to with out hesitation, make identical obtainable to the related State authorities.
11. Tiger Eye PI stays unwavering in its dedication to struggle graft and crimes utilizing sting operations (Anas precept), and completely nothing, be they threats or baggage of spurious allegations, will cease us from holding responsibility bearers accountable within the curiosity of God and Nation.[SGD]ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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