The lawyer for investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has confirmed that his client has received three lawsuits as of now after the exposé on corruption in Ghanaian football titled #Number12
Reacting to reports of the latest lawsuit against his client by the spokesperson of the GFA, Ibrahim Sannie Daara, lawyer Kissi Agyebeng of law firm Cromwell Gray LLP said he was surprised that even more lawsuits had not been filed.
He said they [Anas] has not been served yet but "we've seen it in the media.
"It is to be expected, I am even surprised that more court suits have not come up as at now. In respect of the judges' scandal three years ago, we received not less than 30 lawsuits, by this time we have received about 25, a few weeks after we have received about 25 lawsuits, now I am counting, I'm counting three lawsuits so far. So, it is to be expected, I am expecting more than this,"
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"When you do... when you are into investigative journalism and you unearth corruption like this on a scale on which Tiger Eye PI does and Anas Aremeyaw Anas does you should expect a certain reaction and the reaction is that people will sue".
Anas and his Tiger Eye PI company are also facing another defamatory lawsuit by former GFA President and FIFA Council member, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The former football head is also seeking Punitive damages against Anas and Tiger Eye PI for defaming him.
The embattled former GFA boss was seen and heard in the undercover investigative piece describing how to make money from a proposed sponsorship deal from a supposed investor.
He also boasted of his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, suggesting the president and his vice,
Nyantakyi is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service over a charge of defrauding by false
Others including interdicted National Sports Authority (NSA) spokesperson Frederica Mensah Davies and GFA Executive Committee member, Nii Komiete Doku have also threatened to sue Anas for portraying them as corrupt in #Number12.