Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has denied the existence of an investigative work done by ace investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas tiled the “Mahama Boys”.
Maverick politician and lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong has suggested that the renowned undercover journalist took money to spike a scandalous investigative piece involving some persons close to Mr John Mahama in Dubai during the erstwhile Mahama administration.
“It is only when money changes hands that he doesn’t bring it [out]. I’m challenging Anas today that why didn’t he bring that video out? He wanted to bring the NDC government down, but they were smart, they played local politics, they are afraid of the guy [but] NPP is not afraid of this man [Anas]. I will strip him naked for Ghanaians to see who Anas is. And when we finish today, I’ll bring you more evidence and pictures. I’ll start by streaming them on my TV station so that Kweku Baako can sue me”, Mr Agyapong told Omanhene Kwabena Asante on Adom FM’s Badwam programme on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.
The Assin Central MP also said if Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako knew how “corrupt, evil and wicked” his protégé Anas Aremeyaw Anas is, then he would stop defending the award-winning investigative journalist’s entrapment methodology he employs in his undercover journalism practice.
In the lawmaker’s view, if Anas were to have been using the same entrapment tactics in some other part of the world, he would have been killed by now.
Mr Agyapong said “I have a lot of evidence” to back why he calls Anas corrupt, wicked and evil, saying: “Anas blackmails people. I’ve pictures of him in Dubai on a boat with Sam Larry and others. I said on Asempa yesterday that Anas blackmails people.
“Kweku Baako has dared me to adduce evidence. I want to ask Anas before I bring it out: The NDC people he went to Dubai with and set up using Desmond and Ahmed, where is that video?
“He [Anas] uses boys called Daniel, Desmond and Ahmed. The Dubai man he used to set up the NDC people is called Ridwan. His modus operandi is to lure the people, pretend to be an investor, take you to a hotel or an apartment fitted with secret cameras while he hides in one bedroom as Ahmed communicates with him via texts about what questions to ask as they interact with whomever is asking you questions. “He coaches the guy what to say. Sometimes Ahmed excuses himself to use the washroom but sneaks into Anas’ hideout for more coaching. The ‘Mahama Boys’ he set up, he should bring the video out. Why didn’t he bring it out?
But Abdul Malik Kweku Baako whose protege is Anas Aremeyaw Anas insists claims of an existence of such a video by Anas can only be the figment of someone’s imagination.
“…There’s also a fallacy that there was a video done in Dubai on Mahama Boys, that’s fake. There is no such video, there was no such project …none.”