Award-winning investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been accused of extorting a sum of $150,000 from former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi as a condition not to show his portion in the Number 12 documentary.
According to the judgment delivered by Justice Eric Adjei on Wednesday, March 15, Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his written statement mentioned Kennedy Agyapong as alleging on Asempa FM Ekosi sen show that Nyantakyi was asked to pay $150,000.
“He repeated that the plaintiff is a thief and a blackmailer. He promised to face the plaintiff in court with the evidence. He wondered why plaintiff sued him when he had denied being the person in the pictures. He mentioned one Hafiz as someone plaintiff took a bribe from.
“He alleged that plaintiff took USD100,000.00, out of the USD150,000.00 he demanded from one Kwasi Nyantakyi. He alleged that it was because Nyantakyi could not pay the full USD150,000.00 demanded that plaintiff showed the video of him.
“He further alleged that the plaintiff collected USD50,000.00 from one Mubarak around the Accra Girls area. He in addition alleged that it was the plaintiff who took money from Hafiz and Mubarak to spoil a case at the court, and refuted the blame being cast on the trial judge. He repeated the allegation of bribery, land grab, blackmail, and extortion” portions of the written judgement by Justice Eric Adjei quotes.