Anas slaps MP Kennedy Agyapong with GH₵25m defamation suit
Ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has filed a defamatory suit against the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
Anas is seeking reliefs including general damages for libel against Mr Agyapong, as well as aggravated damages arising from some libelous comments published by the defendant in the sum of GH₵25million.
It will be recalled that in the lead-up to the premiere of Anas' #Number12 expose on Ghana football, Mr Agyapong criticised the investigative journalist on several media platforms accusing him of alleged corrupt acts in his operations.
According to Anas' Lawyer, Kissi Adjabeng, the MP who is currently in China on a business trip will be served with the suit on his return to the country.
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"It's a simple suit defamation against the MP for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong... We have pages and pages, eight pages of defamation all put together that he levelled against Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas," Mr Adjabeng said in a radio interview with Citi FM.
He added: "Because it's in court now, I don't want to go into so much detail but just to tell you that we have sued him asking for the court to award GH₵25million aggravated damages against him.
"...comments he has made on his own media stations, Oman FM, Ashh FM, Net2 TV and going from down and beyond to Adom TV and other stations.
"As I said put together, it runs through eight pages of defamatory material, every sentence there is offensive... He's even gone as far telling the public to kill my client... It is all recorded in the media and this put together we believe will form the basis for his liability... Well, he's (Agyapong) out of the country, immediately he gets down he gets served and then the legal battle ensues".