Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is only blowing hot air with his allegations against investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kwaku Baako, has said.
Mr Agyapong, who is not happy with the modus of operandi of Anas, told Omanhene Kwabena Asante on Adom FM’s Bedwam programme on Tuesday, 29 May that: “I have a lot of evidence” to back why he calls Anas corrupt, wicked and evil, saying: “Anas blackmails people. I’ve pictures of him in Dubai on a boat with Sam Larry and others. I said on Asempa yesterday that Anas blackmails people.
“Kweku Baako has dared me to adduce evidence. I want to ask Anas before I bring it out: The NDC people he went to Dubai with and set up using Desmond and Ahmed, where is that video?
“It is only when money changes hands that he doesn’t bring it [out]. I’m challenging Anas today that why didn’t he bring that video out? He wanted to bring the NDC government down, but they were smart, they played local politics, they are afraid of the guy [but] NPP is not afraid of this man [Anas]. I will strip him naked for Ghanaians to see who Anas is. And when we finish today, I’ll bring you more evidence and pictures. I’ll start by streaming them on my TV station so that Kweku Baako can sue me.
“He [Anas] uses boys called Daniel, Desmond and Ahmed. The Dubai man he used to set up the NDC people is called Ridwan. His modus operandi is to lure the people, pretend to be an investor, take you to a hotel or an apartment fitted with secret cameras while he hides in one bedroom as Ahmed communicates with him via texts about what questions to ask as they interact with whoever is asking you questions.
“He coaches the guy what to say. Sometimes Ahmed excuses himself to use the washroom but sneaks into Anas’ hideout for more coaching. The ‘Mahama Boys’ he set up, he should bring the video out. Why didn’t he bring it out?”
But speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana programme on Thursday, May 31, Mr Baako said: “…There are agencies in this country, there are laws, the anti-money laundering law, and we have agencies structured to deal with it.
“Yes you can talk on radio, I don’t have any problem with that, talk on TV, I don’t have any problem with that but combine that with action by triggering investigative process so that Anas the blackmailer or Anas the extortionist, can be dealt with. Otherwise, all we see is hot air.”