Bono Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC has labeled ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, as a “blackmailer” and a “criminal”.
Abronye DC, in a Facebook post, felt vindicated by a High Court verdict that dismissed a defamation suit filed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas against Assin Central MP and Presidential hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong.
"On the 8th March, 2019 I mentioned that Anas is a blackmailer and that he has been collecting huge sums of money to Bury investigations. He buried an investigation he did at Parliament between 2014 -15 after negotiating with John Mahama because the piece implicated several NDC MP's who were ministers then.
“Today, I have been vindicated by the court. Anas has destroyed a lot of families with his wicked activities under the guise of journalism.”
"We can't let things slide like this. All persons who have been destroyed by Anas also deserve justice. Ghana has no space for criminals and blackmailer like Anas."
Anas vs Ken Agyapong defamation suit
An Accra High Court on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, ruled out Anas' defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong.
In 2018, the plaintiff sued the Assin Central MP seeking among other reliefs monetary damages to the tune of GH¢25 million.
But the court presided by Justice Eric Baah found the claims by Kennedy Agyapong against Anas factual and fair, hence dismissed the suit and awarded the defendant a sum of GHC 50000 to cover his legal costs.