FAKE NEWS: BBC rejects Anas’s proposal to investigate corruption in UK
Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has labelled reports claiming the BBC rejected his proposal to expose corruption in UK national institutions as "fake news".
The alleged report has been widely published and shared on social media by Ghanaian blogs and websites in the past week creating a lot of dissent against the BBC.
The fake news claimed Anas was stopped from investigating "The UK political class (leaders and politicians) who influence/facilitate, or benefit from the continuous looting of Africa’s resources?; Corruption and match-fixing in the English Premier League; and racial abuses in UK universities (focusing on lecturers and university authorities)."
It also accused BBC of telling Anas that "the exposé will not be in the interest of the BBC and that of the UK."
It also claimed that Anas refused to be part of the 'Sex for Grades' exposé in Ghana and Nigeria because he was not granted the opportunity to investigate the UK.
The journalist who is also the CEO of Tiger Eye PI posted a screenshot of one of the stories on his Facebook wall with the description: "FAKE NEWS ALERT".