Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has affirmed that his team still remains focused and ready to premiere the undercover work he did with the BBC, on the Ghana Football Association (GFA), titled ‘Number 12’ which uncovered some fraud and corruption.
Excerpts of the investigations have been shown to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his deputy, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Accordingly, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Anthony Karbo, whose names popped up in the investigations, have reported to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to assist with investigations.
However, Anas’ ways of conducting the investigations have been questioned by Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong. According to Mr Agyapong, Anas entrapped the people captured in his documentaries, a situation he believes should not be countenanced.
Speaking about Anas’ modus operandi on Badwam on Accra-based Adom TV on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, Mr Agyapong described Anas as a corrupt journalist who sets up people with the aim to destroy their reputation. He, therefore, called on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges who were fired or interdicted or are being prosecuted for corruption after being caught on camera by Anas, allegedly taking bribes to warp justice, since, according to him, they were all set up by the journalist.
“I call on President Akufo-Addo to reinstate all the judges because the guy [Anas] enticed them. He used two boys, Ahmed and Rahman, to set the judges up. If you set people up, it is not investigative journalism … and I’ll prove to the whole Ghana that the boy is so corrupt and wicked, evil from the things he has done, bringing institutions that have been built over the years, down for him to be rich.”
“From what I’ve seen and what I know, I’m going to show the pictures… Anas is a thief because if he can set people up in Dubai, take their money and buy tablets, ship them to Ghana and refuse to pay taxes on them, for the wife to sell, you think we are stupid in this country?” he quizzed. But Anas tweeted minutes after Mr Agypong’s comments that: “#Number12 we are focused.”