The Accra High Court’s decision regarding Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Parliament, and investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been addressed.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ GHC25 million defamation lawsuit against Kennedy Agyapong, the member of parliament for Assin Central, was dismissed by the Accra High Court.
Judge Eric Baah, the court who presided over the case, found in Kennedy Agyapong’s favor while referring to Anas as “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and nasty.”
Responding to the judgement of the court, Anas Aremeyaw has termed the decision of the court as “an unpleasant mockery of justice and profoundly antagonistic to the administration of justice and fairness”.
Kennedy Agyapong allegedly accused him of murder in his documentary, according to Anas. But in his film “Who Watches the Watchman,” Mr. Anas is implied to have committed murder or to have made a murderous claim.
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He wrote on his page….
“STATEMENT ON THE JUDGMENT OF JUSTICE ERIC BAAH IN THE CASE OF ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS V. KENNEDY AGYAPONG (SUIT NO; GJ 892/18)
Today, Wednesday 15 March 2023, a High Court presided over by Eric Baah J. dismissed a defamation action filed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas of Tiger Eye P.I in 2018 against Kennedy Agyapong, MP. The entire judgment was read in open court.
2. The court established that Mr. Agyapong indeed defamed Anas but in a bizarre twist concluded that the so-called documentary “Who Watches the Watchman” was an absolute justification, thereby absolving Mr. Agyapong of any liability.
3. We find the decision of the court an unfortunate travesty of justice and very inimical to the administration of justice and fairness. If for nothing at all, Mr. Agyapong made an allegation of murder against Mr. Anas. There is absolutely nothing contained in the said documentary which alludes to the commission of murder or an allegation of the commission of murder by Mr. Anas. Thus, that documentary cannot provide any justification for an allegation of murder in the wildest imagination. Yet the judge conveniently ignored this obvious fact and the fact that Mr. Anas is not a suspect in murder and is not under investigation for murder.
4. This case traveled through the hands of three judges with Justice Baah being the latest assigned to the case at the express instance of Kennedy Agyapong. Throughout the trial, Mr. Agyapong displayed absolute disdain and disrespect of the Court and the lawyers of Anas but all attempts to cite him for contempt hit a dead end.
5. We note that Mr. Agyapong attended court in the company of Mr. Kwasi Nyantakyi, who has been banned for fifteen (15) years from all football-related activities.
6. Tiger Eye P.I and our CEO, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, remain resolute in our fight against corruption in Ghanaian society in service to God and our country.
#IAmAnas #JeSuisAnas #AnasIsWatching #DoTheRightThing #SayNoToCorruption