Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has had his defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong dismissed by the Accra High Court on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.[ads2]
It will be recalled that Anas sued the Assin Central lawmaker in 2018 for allegedly defaming him after the politician aired his ‘who watches the watchman’ documentary video.
In his writ, Anas prayed to the court to award GHC25 million against Mr Agyapong to compensate him for the defamatory material published against him by the maverick MP who has declared his intention to contest for the NPP flagbearership position.[ads3]
In court today, the judge – Justice Eric Baah said Anas Aremeyaw Anas failed to substantiate his claims that he has been defamed and that the documentary aired by Mr Agyapong rather exposed the shady deals that the award-winning investigative journalist and his associates were involved in.
The court came to a conclusion that what Anas Aremeyaw Anas is engaged in is not investigative journalism but rather investigative terrorism and that Agyapong was justified to call Anas “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil”.
In his ruling, Justice Eric Baah said, “I find the claims by the plaintiff [Anas Aremeyaw Anas) meritless and they are hereby dismissed.”[ads4]