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Audio: Baako speaks to bribery allegations levelled against Anas

By Clement Edward Kumsah

Veteran Journalist Kweku Baako has rubbished allegations of bribery levelled against Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Mohammed Hafiz Abdullah a chief in Tamale revealed on Friday, June 1, 2018, on Net 2 TV, that the Anas Aremeyaw Anas took a bribe of $50,000 to drop an investigation he was carrying out on his activities.

According to the chief, Anas and his friend were given $50,000 each to prevent any embarrassment and also to conceal some evidence in a criminal case in 2009.

The allegations come on the back of similar ones being peddled by the NPP MP Ken Agyapong against Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his methods of "inducement and entrapment" which the lawmaker describes as unfair and self-serving thus must be stopped.

The hew and cry of Ken Agyapong begun when President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, ordered for the immediate arrest of the head of GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, for defrauding by false pretences.

President Akufo-Addo’s report to the police came after he watched portions of the latest exposé by investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled “Number 12: When misconduct and greed become the norm”.

It was also revealed in the Anas' video that Kwesi Nyantakyi solicited for $8 million for himself, $5 million for Nana Addo and $3 million for Bawumia.

However, speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako said Mohammed Hafiz was subject of an investigation by the New Crusading Guide Newspaper led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in 2009 which involved a GHS5.7million gold scam.

During the investigation, Anas collaborated with the Ghana Police to arrest Mohammed Hafiz, where he was sent to court but he was later acquitted and discharged by the presiding Judge, Justice Charles Quist. The judge was later busted in the Judicial Scandal in 2015 by Anas' Tiger Eye PI for taking gifts to influence his ruling in several court cases.


Listen to Kweku Baako's defence on Newsfile


Meanwhile, The latest investigative piece from the Anas-led “Tiger Eye PI” team is expected to be premiered on June 6, 2018, amid anxiety from football heavyweights in the country.

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