Anas Aremeyaw Anas after expressing disappointment in the verdict of the Accra High Court against him and Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, he has reminded him that the battle is not over yet.
According to the TigerEyePi boss, aside from their intention to appeal the case, the lawmaker should not be in a hurry to forget the pending matter in the United States of America which also sought to demand damages from the MP for defamation.
In a statement read by Anas on his social media, he said “my team of lawyers and I have carefully studied the judgement delivered by the court and we are unanimous that the judge made an overrage and descended into the arena and made criminal pronouncements about me as if I was standing a criminal trial.
“He also justified the MP accusing me of the murder of the late JB Danquah, murder of 20 Chinese nationals and a host of other crimes. We are filing an appeal because there was no evidence provided.”
Anas Aremeyaw Anas also added that “last year we also filled another defamation action against the MP in the United States where he made similar defamation statements against me. The case is ongoing.”
An Accra High Court dismissed the GH₵25 million defamation suit against Kennedy Ohene Agyapong brought before it by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The judge, Justice Eric Baah held that Anas failed to prove that Ken Agyapong defamed him by airing the documentary – “Who watches the watchman” – but rather, the documentary exposed shady deals that Anas and his associates were involved in.
This was after Anas, in 2018, sued the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for allegedly defaming him.
Anas prayed to the court to award GH₵25 million against Mr Agyapong to compensate him for the defamatory material published against him by the MP.
The court concluded that what Anas is engaged in is not investigative journalism but rather investigative terrorism and that Mr. Agyapong was justified to call Anas “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil”.
“I find the claims by the plaintiff [Anas Aremeyaw Anas) meritless and they are hereby dismissed” Justice Baah ruled.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com