The Ghana Police Service has not received any application for protection for investigative Journalist Anas from Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
According to GJA, threatening information has been received by the association following his forthcoming exposé on the Ghana Football Association.
[contextly_sidebar id=”SZo0jKc4fPJlCdYPysugGklG73TzIyLn”]But the Director-General, Public Affairs at the service, ACP David Eklu told Citi News, that GJA or Anas himself has to file a formal complaint before they can act.
While the President of the GJA, Affail Monney has asked the police should be proactive.
“I don’t think we need to teach the police proactive policing, instead of reactive policing. The least we expect from police in such circumstance is for them to act with urgency because Anas’s life is at stake. There have been numerous instances, where the police have missed on signal and text provided by the media to act. We expect the police not to waste any time but to extend the most effective level of protection to Anas,” he said.
Yesterday [Wednesday] The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) called for 24-hour protection for the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to a statement signed by GJA president, Affail Monney, the Association has picked up information about some life-threatening messages received by Anas.
The statement said some unidentified persons have also been tracking Anas’ office “and other locations ostensibly to harm him.”
Anas’ exposé in the football sector
Anas is currently in the news for his exposé on shady deals in Ghana’s sporting sector.
Although a video which captured top officials within the sector is yet to be screened, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department.
His investigation was ordered by President, Nana Akufo-Addo whose name was allegedly used by Nynatakyi to seal a mouthwatering business deal.
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong who has vowed to take on Anas boot-for-boot, released photos he claimed are of the undercover journalist.
Kennedy Agyapong has also promised to publish photos of buildings he claimed were built by Anas with money he made from his secret deals.
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/Ghana