Angry BBC officials to lodge complaint to Akufo-Addo
Management and decision takers of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, are reportedly planning to write officially to the presidency to express their resentment about the handling of the yet-to-be released investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The investigative work, titled “Number 12” was put together by Tiger Eye PI and its partners, the BBC and expected to be aired nationwide from June 6, 2018.
Reports chanced upon by asempanews .com from the corridors of the BBC indicate that the management of the British broadcaster is extremely peeved and burnt on writing officially on the alleged breach of confidentiality by handlers of the president.
The mentor of Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has explained the circumstances that led to the breach of confidentiality between President Akufo-Addo and Anas and the reporting of Kwesi Nyantakyi to the police ahead of the premiering of the documentary on sports corruption.
He says the presidency erred in addressing the press to lay bare portions of the yet-to-be released video of investigative journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“What the presidency did was a breach of confidentiality agreement. Mind you, Tiger Eye PI did the work in collaboration with the BBC and they were absolutely shocked to hear that the presidency had gone public with details of the video,” Kweku Baako furiously stated.
He further discloses that the initial agreement was for the presidency to wait till Anas releases the video before coming public on the matter.
“The presidency jumped the gun there and I am not happy with that at all. I have made the President Akufo-Addo aware,” he said when commenting on the ranging controversy surrounding the arrest of the president of the Ghana Football Association.
Kwesi Nyantakyi, who arrived in the country on May 23, from CAF assignments in Morocco and Egypt, went to the CID Headquarters in Accra following a report made by President Akufo-Addo that the GFA boss used his name and office fraudulently.
In a secret audio-visual recording by Anas, titled, “Number 12”, Kwesi Nyanatakyi is heard saying, “I have President Akufo-Addo in my pocket and can secure any contract, it’s just a matter of paying”.
He adds: “Ghana is the easiest place to do business. All you have to do is pay the president $5 million and pay the vice president $3 million and we will control this country.”
President Akufo-Addo reported him on Tuesday, 22 May after having been privy to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ “Number 12” undercover documentary.