Professor Ranford Gyampo, Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana, has said Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas must sue the NPP MP, Kennedy Agyapong, for defamation in connection with some allegations the lawmaker has made against him.
According to Professor Ranford Gyampo, Anas has built a credible reputation for himself over all these years, therefore, he must institute legal actions against Ken Agyapong if the allegations are not true.
Ken Agyapong, on May 29 2018, questioned Anas’ modus operandi on Adom TV’s Badwam and went ahead to described Anas Aremeyaw Anas as a corrupt person who sets up people with the aim to destroy their reputation through blackmail.
“I call on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges because the guy [Anas] enticed them. He used two boys, Ahmed and Rahman, to set the judges up. If you set people up, it is not investigative journalism ... and I’ll prove to the whole Ghana that the boy is so corrupt and wicked, evil from the things he has done, bringing institutions that have been built over the years, down for him to be rich.”
“From what I’ve seen and what I know, I’m going to show the pictures… Anas is a thief because if he can set people up in Dubai, take their money and buy tablets, ship them to Ghana and refuse to pay taxes on them, for the wife to sell, you think we are stupid in this country?” he quizzed.
However, commenting on the allegations levelled against Anas Aremeyaw Anas by the NPP lawmaker, “The allegations made by Kennedy Agyapong against Anas are damning and too serious to be ignored. It is disingenuous on the part of Anas to create problems for individuals in order to unearth problems of society in a liberalist and libertarian state. One cannot pontificate on morality and lawfulness if he himself cannot mount the moral high grounds." Prof Gyampo said.