Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong has taken his the fight against Anas Aremeyaw Anas to a another level,lodging "a formal complaint" to the Ghana Legal Council to conduct investigation into the behavior of the ace investigative journalist.
The firebrand MP in his bid to justifies his call for an investigation, has accused the embattled journalist and a lawyer of "professional misconduct" and conduct bothering on moral turpitude".
Hon. Agyapong, who clearly does not appear to be enthused about Anas’ modus operandi,had earlier accused Anas of corruption and blackmail, a claim he backed with his premiering of documentary , dubbed: Who watches the watchman.
Part of the petitioned dated 5th June reads:"Respectively in the said documentary, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was seen and heard in a conversation with someone whom it later turned out to be a Chief State Attorney by name, Ellen Kwawukume discussing how both must collaborate and successfully work towards tainting evidence gathered by Anas Aremeyaw Anas against three suspects theirin namely Mohammed Hafiz Abdullah, Mubarak Seidu and Prince Kinson Kwame who were later charged as 1st,2nd and 3rd accused, respectively".
However, the retired State Attorney, Ellen Kwakukume has denied the allegation, demanded a public retraction and an apology from Mr Agyapong and Salis Newspaper for deliberately distorting audiovisual images to tarnish her reputation.
After Anas premiered his investigative piece titled Number 12 , there has been accusations and counter accusations for which the journalist has been sued by some members of the FA captured in his documentary.
Anas was the first to sue the MP for defamation,demanding GH¢25 million in damages from the vociferous Member of Parliament after the premiering of the "who watches the watchman" documentary.
Mr Agyapong's petition to the Ghana Legal Council adds up to a number of legal suits against Anas, who has also been accused of murdering a former legislature JB Danquah.
Last week, former Ghana Football Association(GFA) Boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has sued Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI for defamation.
His woes in impending legal battle has also been deepened by the Communications Director of Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saani Daarah, who has dragged him to court for defamation through the public screening of the documentary Number 12, demanding 20million cedis for damages.
According to Hon.Agyapong, he has attached with his letter to the council, a copy of the video documentary for the council's "consideration and action."
"I am also indicating to the council my willingness to appear before the council and assist in unraveling the truth or otherwise," the petition reads.
By Fiifi Abdul Malik/ghanaguardian.com