Assin Central Member of Parliament has accused aceÂ investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, of trapping the President of Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi in his latest piece.
“First of all, what I know is [he] setting Nyantakyi [lup].Â First, they went to Morocco and according to sources, they spent about $400,000 which Nyantakyi got $65,000 – all in an attempt to sabotage him [Nyantakyi],” Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, said.
He is the latest to join calls for ace investigative journalist to be prevented by a court from premiering his latest investigative piece on football and politics.
Mr Agyapong is worried if Anas is not stopped, he may end up invading the privacy of people and filming them in their bedrooms.
“My brother, it’s you today, it’s me tomorrow,” he warned on Net 2 TV’s Dialogue show and monitoredÂ by Myjoyonline.com.
The politician is unhappy the journalist has been allowedÂ to invade the privacy of people over the years, all in the name of investigative journalism.
“Let me tell you something, even if the FBI [wants to] secretly recordÂ someone suspected of murder or robbery, they seek permissionÂ before they can go ahead with the recording.
“They seek permission from the court before they can tender it in as evidence, the court has to grant that. Has the court granted him that permit to show the video?” he quizzed.
Mr Nyantakyi wasÂ arrested over fraud allegations last Wednesday.
It follows a complaint made by President Akufo-Addo to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service accusing Mr Nyantakyi of using his name fraudulently.
The complaintÂ follows an investigative piece, Number 12, by Anas Aremeyaw Anas about rot in Ghana football.
Sources at the presidency sayÂ Akufo-Addo and his team watched excerpts of the video in which Nyantakyi was seen negotiating for an amount of money using the name of the president.
“I am not against anybody fighting against corruption but the approach – we have to be very, very careful,” Mr Agyapong said.
“The way he is going about it, do you think he has the right to go that way?” he quizzed.
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