The Accra High Court has dismissed the 25 million defamation suit against Kennedy Ohene Agyapong brought by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Justice Eric Baah concluded that there was no evidence to support Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ claim that Ken Agyapong had defamed him by broadcasting the documentary titled “Who watches the watchman.” Instead, the judge found that the documentary had uncovered corrupt activities involving Anas and his associates.
In 2018, Anas Aremeyaw Anas filed a lawsuit against Ken Agyapong, a Member of Parliament for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), accusing him of defamation. Anas requested the court to grant him GHC25 million as compensation for the allegedly defamatory material that Agyapong had published against him.
However, Justice Eric Baah’s decision later found that there was no merit to Anas’ claim and that the documentary had actually exposed corrupt activities involving Anas and his associates.
Based on the information provided, it appears that Justice Eric Baah made a ruling that Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ claims of defamation against Ken Agyapong were without merit.
The judge also reportedly commented that Anas’ activities were not investigative journalism but rather “investigative terrorism.” Furthermore, Justice Baah found that Agyapong’s characterization of Anas as a “blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist, and evil” was justified.
It’s worth noting that without additional context, it’s difficult to provide a deeper analysis of the judge’s statements or the case as a whole.
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