Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by threats to the life of Anas Aremeyaw Anas ahead of his documentary expose on corruption in Ghana football.
RSF’s concerns follow the Ghana Journalists Association’s (GJA) call for 24-hour protection for Anas.
“RSF is very much concerned by the multiple death threats and smear campaign against investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas a few days prior to the release of his documentary about corruption in
#Ghana #football,” the international NGO said in a tweet.
🚩#RSF is very much concerned by the multiple death threats and smear campaign against investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas a few days prior to the release of his documentary about corruption in #Ghana #football. @GhanaPresidency @NAkufoAddo #ProtectJournalist @anasglobal pic.twitter.com/kQW2CS8M20
— RSF Africa (@RSF_Africa) June 2, 2018
The GJA said some unidentified persons have also been tracking Anas’ office “and other locations ostensibly to harm him.”
The GJA’s remarks followed an outburst from the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
The MP is upset with Anas and his methods and released photos he claimed are of the undercover journalist.
Kennedy Agyapong also promised to publish photos of buildings he claimed were built by Anas with money from undercover deals.
The pictures released were not verified and are presumed fake.
The GJA in the statement urged persons aggrieved by Anas’ work to seek redress at the court.
The documentary is set to be premiered in Accra on June 6 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Details of the content first emerged back in April.
Later on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, hinted that some major players in Ghana football would be captured in the exposé.
Anticipation for the Anas’ documentary heightened when President Nana Akufo-Addo filed a complaint at the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service after a security briefing on the upcoming exposé.
The Expose implicated President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantaky, in alleged corruption.
Kwesi Nyantakyi is said to have used the name of the President, the Vice President and other senior officers of the government to collect money and lure supposed foreign investors interested in establishing businesses in Ghana.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citinewsroom.com/Ghana