Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Occasion (NPP), Kwame Baffor Abronye DC has claimed vindication in his criticism of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ type of journalism.
Abronye in a remark posted on his Fb web page stated the the ruling of an Accra Excessive Court docket dismissing a defamation swimsuit the journalist introduced towards Kennedy Agyapong, was a vindication of his lengthy held perception that Anas was a blackmailer and a prison.
He posted a 2019 on-line story through which he criticised the journalist over selective publication of damning investigations he had performed on the previous authorities.
The caption of his submit learn: “On the eighth March, 2019 I discussed that Anas is a blackmailer and that he has been accumulating large sums of cash to Bury investigations. He buried an investigation he did at Parliament between 2014 -15 after negotiating with John Mahama as a result of the piece implicated a number of NDC MP’s who have been ministers then.
“In the present day, I’ve been vindicated by the courtroom. Anas has destroyed a variety of households together with his depraved actions below the guise of journalism.
“We won’t let issues slide like this. All individuals who’ve been destroyed by Anas additionally deserve justice. Ghana has no house for criminals and blackmailer like Anas.”
Anas vs. Ken Agyapong defamation case
An Accra Excessive Court docket on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, struck out a defamation swimsuit introduced by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas towards Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
The plaintiff, filed the case in 2018, in search of amongst different reliefs financial damages to the tune of GH¢25 million.
Nonetheless, the courtroom presided by Justice Eric Baah regardless of discovering numerous claims made by the defendant towards the plaintiff as probably defamatory, dominated that the feedback have been factual and honest.
The courtroom subsequently dismissed the swimsuit and awarded the defendant a sum of fifty,000 Ghana cedis to cowl his authorized prices.
The MP has subsequently referred to the ruling as a victory for straight speak over investigative terrorism.
The journalist additionally expressed grave misgivings concerning the ruling describing it partially as a travesty of justice. He, has additionally confirmed that his authorized crew will file an attraction, stressing that his struggle towards corruption will proceed unabated.
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