It has emerged that investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, demanded a whopping $150 million from former GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi to drop the investigations about him.
According to Ken Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Anas intended to blackmail Mr Nyantakyi with his findings.
“Anas asked Nyantakyi to pay $150 million to drop the video. I will expose this corrupt Anas boy,” Mr Agyapong threatened on Asempa FM on Friday.
Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Friday filed a defamatory suit against Mr Agyapong.
Anas is seeking reliefs, including general damages for libel against the MP as well as aggravated damages arising from some libelous comments published by Mr Agyapong in the sum of GHC25 million.
Mr Agyapong insisted that he would go at all length to compel undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to take off his mask when they slug it out in court.
He added that he would not attend court proceedings if they fail to coerce Anas to show up without a veil.
“If he refuses to show up without the mask, I would also advise myself. I can’t fight a faceless man in court. And if that happens I will just ask my lawyers to go ahead without being present,” the lawmaker asserted.
Mr Agyapong said he was happy about the development because it was falling in line with his plan to “unmask” Anas in court, since he was going to challenge Anas to take off his mask for the case to go ahead.
The Assin Central Member of Parliament has been on an anti-Anas campaign after it was publicly announced that his documentary dubbed “Number 12” would be screened on June 6.
“Anas isn’t genuine as you people think, I tell you; he is an extortionist, a blackmailer and evil who is destroying people’s lives when he is doing worse things than the people he’s caused to be dismissed from the jobs”, he said.
In response to the controversies generated by a documentary by Tiger Eye PI, an investigative firm, Mr Nyantakyi on Friday finally succumbed to publish pressure to relinquish his position after more than a decade in office.