In 2018, ace international investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas dragged Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, to court for defaming him in a video dubbed ‘Who watches the watchman’.
Anas was asking the High Court to award aggravated damages to the tune of GH¢25 million arising from defamatory materials published by the MP.
He said the MP had been publishing materials in his bid to discredit him after releasing an explosive piece on the rot in Ghana football.
Displeased with the MP’s actions, Anas, through his lawyer, Mr Kissi Agyebeng, sued Mr Agyapong for the award of general damages for defamation in the defendant’s publications.
However, the Court on Wednesday, March 15 dismissed the case the award-winning journalist filed against the MP.
According to the judge, Anas Aremeyaw Anas did not prove 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.
The court concluded that what Anas is engaged in is not investigative journalism but rather investigative terror!sm and that Mr. Agyapong was justified to call Anas “a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and ev!l”.
Watch the video below ;