Ghanaians condemn Kweku Baako over BBC collaboration 'lies'

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 Source: Ghana Guardian

Kweku Baako’s credibility hit a new low as his LIES over the role of the BBC in a recent football investigation has triggered an angry backlash from Ghanaians who feel deceived by his claims.

Angry Ghanaians have taken to social media to hit out at the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide for making false claims that the BBC worked with Anas Aremeyaw Anas over the contentious investigation.

Baako was exposed by the British broadcaster on Monday after they debunked his claims that they collaborated with the controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas over the investigation.

Prior to Anas’ release on the investigation termed No 12, his key men in the investigation - Kweku Baako and Randy Abbey LIED to the public about the role of the BBC.

Anas’ key allies Baako and Abbey had also publicly stated in various radio interviews that the BBC played a key role in the work that has received mixed reaction.

Baako, claimed that the latest investigative piece by his protégé, Anas was a collaboration between the Tiger Eye PI and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

He extended his fabrications when he said the BBC was angered by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to take the pre-emptive strike by asking the CID to investigate Kwesi Nyantakyi over his claims on the tape.

“Even If I had no remote connection to Anas or BBC, I still will feel it as a person, it hurts. But that doesn’t not mean that you cover up what appears to be a transgression or an infraction,” Baako said last month.

“This project, again, is not exclusively Tiger Eye PI project, it is a joint Tiger Eye-BBC project.”

But these claims were rubbished by BBC on Monday as the global broadcaster denied his claims that they collaborated with Anas, damaging credibility.

With pressure mounting on the BBC over the methods used and growing legal challenges against Anas and possibly the British global broadcaster, the media firm is now running away from the controversy and the growing scandals surrounding the methods used by Anas.

“Contrary to any reports or rumours you may have heard or seen prior to publication stating ‘Number 12’ was a product of a collaborative work by the BBC and the journalist (Anas Aremeyaw Anas) this was not the case,” the BBC said in a statement on Monday.

“The BBC documentary, ‘Betraying the Game”, broadcast after “Number 12” was first put into the public domain, was an independent and impartial work and a report about Mr. Anas’ investigation.

“The BBC played no part whatsoever in his investigation and has never sought to suggest otherwise.

“Mr Anas is not a BBC journalist, we did not work with him during his investigation or commission him to carry out this investigation.”

With the BBC fully clarifying that they played no role by participating or commissioning the investigation contrary to Baako’s claims, Ghanaians have taken to social media to lambast the journalist.

This shows clearly that Anas’ friends lied about the role of the BBC dealing another blow to the credibility of the controversial journalist who has already been condemned in several quarters.

A documentary by a Member of Parliament in Ghana has been released on Anas titled ‘Who Watches the Watchman’ claiming to show that he took bribes from people. He has denied the claim.

Below are some of the comments on social media over the claims Kwaku Baako:

Source: Ghana Guardian
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