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Anas to appeal court judgement on defamation case against Kennedy Agyapong

By Vincent Ashitey
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Investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas has said he will not accept the ruling on the GHS25million defamation suit against  Kennedy Agyapong that was recently dismissed by an Accra High Court.

 The judge, Justice Eric Baah on Wednesday, March 15 2023 held that Anas Aremeyaw Anas failed to prove that Ken Agyapong defamed him by airing the documentary – “Who watches the watchman” – but rather, the documentary exposed shady deals that Anas and his associates were involved in.

READ ALSO: Read the full judgement on Anas' GH¢25m defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong

The court concluded that what Anas is engaged in is not investigative journalism but rather investigative terrorism and that Agyapong was justified to call Anas “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil”.

“I find the claims by the plaintiff [Anas Aremeyaw Anas) meritless and they are hereby dismissed” Justice Baah ruled.

Unhappy with the outcome of the case, Anas has revealed in a two-minute video that he will be filling an appeal through his layers.

 “Although the news about the dismissal of our defamation suit against the Member of Parliament was unexpected, I disagree with the judge’s reason both in law and the facts. My team of lawyers and I have carefully studied the judgment delivered by the court, and we are unanimous that the judge made an overreach and descended into the area and made criminal pronouncement about me as if I was standing a criminal trial. He also justified the MP accusing me of the murder of the late JB Danquah, murder of 20 Chinese nationals and a host of other crimes. We are filing an appeal because there was no evidence provided”.