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Charles Cromwell Bissue, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has questioned what inspires investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the Tiger Eye Private Investigative firm, to tarnish people’s reputation with falsehood.

Mr. Bissue, who was implicated in corruption investigations from a documentary by the firm, says, the journalist has no evidence to buttress his claims, expressing his resolve to exonerate himself from the allegations no matter what it would cost him.

On Onua FM’s morning show, Yen Nsempa, Monday, February 26, 2024, the then secretary of the dissolved Inter Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) alleged the investigative journalist, according to a video from Kwasi Nyantakyi, is friends with the state’s special prosecutor, making them connive to tarnish his (Nyantakyi) image.

“Even when it takes 100 years, I will strive and fight for the truth to come out, there is nothing on the face of the earth about the video to implicate me. A lot of people have fallen victim to Anas, who makes videos and tarnishes the images and reputation of people. Let’s ask ourselves, what does it benefit Anas to do these?” he quizzed.

His allegation was leveled on the basis that, Kwasi Nyantakyi has disclosed in a video that “Kissi Agyebeng is friends with Anas. Kissi Agyebeng led and directed Anas in taking the video that tried to implicate” Nyantakyi and “I am not scared about anything because it’s a lie.”

He went on to question “why would you come to somebody’s office, take a video and adulterate it? There were cameras present, let Anas present the original videos he claims he took from my office. And what Anas has done in this country, whoever supports him is equally dishonest because his videos are false, I have said it countless times.”

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Bissue’s allegations stem from the fallout of an investigative documentary titled “Galamsey Fraud Part I” by Tiger Eye P.I., which implicated him in allegations of corruption during his tenure with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining.

Expressing doubt over the investigative journalist’s intentions, Bissue raised concerns about the non-release of the documentary’s second part, insinuating financial motivations behind Anas’s actions.

As Bissue continues to contest the allegations leveled against him, the controversy surrounding the “Galamsey Fraud” documentary persists, underscoring the complexity of the issues surrounding illegal mining in Ghana.

By Felix Anim-Appau and Lois Dogbe