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Produce Name Of Judge Who Said We’re Afraid Of Anas : Court Orders Ken Agyepong

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The High Court in Accra has ordered the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to furnish the court with the name of the judge who he claims confided in him that judges are afraid of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Ken Agyepong, who is the subject matter of a GHc25 million defamation suit from Anas Aremeyaw Anas had told the Court in Accra that, due to intimidation from Anas, judges fear him.

Under further cross-examination from lawyers of Anas, led by Odei Kow, the MP said two judges confided in him including one who was on the panel who investigated Anas’ Judicial Service expose’ and later rose to the Supreme Court.

The said Supreme Court judge according to Ken Agyepong has since passed on to eternity and cannot mention his name.

But for the other judge, according to Ken Agyepong who presides at a court at Ejisu/Efigyase, came to his TV station to confide in him.

The order of the Court came after Ken Agyepong had said, he does not have the name of the said judge in his memory but when given time he can produce the name to the court.

Lawyers of Anas as part of their Cross-Examination of Ken Agyepong asked him if he still maintains his accusation against Anas (plaintiff) of intimidating judges.

While responding in the affirmative, Ken Agyepong explained that “I have a judge who came to me at my TV station” and another who admitted that he was part of the panel that investigated the judges.

He added that “because of his (Anas) investigations, some judges…were sacked and this made many of the judges panic.”

Asked to tell the court who the names of these judges he alluded to were, he said the second judge was dead but the first was at Ejisu/Efigyase.

“My lord, if my memory serves me right, I think Ejisu/Afigyase. He came to my TV station and I have the video and he was a judge and the second one who regretted and died rose to the Supreme Court. He was among the panel that investigated the judges so I can’t mention his name,” he said.

While clarifying whether these two judges all came to his TV station to tell him, he answered in the negative.

He added that “the one presiding at Ejusi/Afigyase was the one who came to my TV station so my lord, is not the one who rose to the Supreme Court, he never came to my station.”

When asked if, a judge who he claimed he cannot mention his name came to confide in him, the Respondent said, “Because of his position as a Supreme Court judge, that, is why I didn’t want to mention his name.”

When it was suggested to him by counsel for plaintiff that, he was unable to mention the name of the said Supreme Court judge because his allegations were untrue, Ken Agyepong disagreed.

“I said two judges why is he (Counsel) narrowing it down to the Supreme Court judge because the other one is still alive,” he noted.

He said if the court could give him five minutes, “I can call my office for them to get me the name” when counsel asked to tell the court the name of the said judge who was at his station.

At this point, counsel for Plaintiff indicated his further line of questions will require the Respondent to make available the name of the judge.

The court presided over by Justice Eric Baah, a Justice of the Court of Appeal sitting with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, ordered Ken Agyepong to furnish the court with the name of the said judge at the next court sitting.

Intimidation and setup

When it was further put to him, if he maintains, that, as a result of the alleged intimation and fear from Anas, judges decline to hear matters involving the plaintiff, Ken Agyepong said, “they (Judges) are afraid of Anas but I didn’t use decline.”

He explained further that, “they are afraid of Anas because of his intimidation and setup,”

“I have spoken to several judges who lost their jobs because of the plaintiff’s investigation which clearly shows it is a setup,” he told the court.

To buttress his point, Ken Agyepong said, “Looking at the videos in the hotel room in Dubai, (where Anas allegedly up some NDC boys) it shows clearly he was setting people up and not investigating.”

When it was further put to him that deep undercover journalism involving taking on the identity of another person to expose wrongdoing is not the same as setting people up, Ken Agyepong disagreed.

He explained that “because the plaintiff under a pretext that he was investigating, will rather give people money as a gift and later show the video to the whole world that the person has taken a bribe.”

He pointed to the Anas #Number expose’ which implicated former Ghana Football Association president lawyer Kwasi Nyantakyi.

The case has been adjourned to January 27, for continuation.

Background

Sometime in 2018, the ace international investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas dragged the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, to court for defaming him.

Anas was asking the High Court to award aggravated damages to the tune of GH¢25 million arising from defamatory materials published by the MP.

He said, the MP had been publishing materials in his bid to discredit the investigative journalist, who has released an explosive piece on the rot in Ghana football.

Displeased with the MP’s actions, Anas has, through his lawyer, Mr Kissi Agyebeng, sued Mr Agyapong for the award of general damages for defamation in the defendant’s publications.

A journalist, Mr Listowell Yesu Bukarson, has been granted the lawful attorney to stand in for Anas.

Publications

The publication complained of are a May 29, 2018 live programme in Twi on Adom TV, where Mr Agyapong categorically stated that Anas was a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist and evil.

According to the statement of claim, the defendant, in a similar manner, published defamatory words on May 31, 2018 via Oman FM, a private radio station owned by the defendant.

The statement of claim also stated that the defendant published more defamatory materials against the plaintiff via other platforms to the extent of releasing pictures purported to be those of the investigative journalist in his bid to blow the latter’s cover.

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Wijnaldum spoke to former Liverpool team-mate Salah before making Roma switch

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Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed former Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah was among those who advised him to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Having left Liverpool for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last year, Wijnaldum headed to Roma on a season-long loan deal last week.

Wijnaldum lifted the Champions League and Premier League trophies during a successful five-year spell at Anfield, but his impact was limited during a frustrating 2021-22 campaign in the French capital.

While the Netherlands international made 38 appearances in all competitions for PSG last season, fellow midfielders Danilo Pereira (2,623), Marco Verratti (2,621) and Idrissa Gueye (2,043) all played more than his total of 1,992 minutes for the Ligue 1 winners.

After becoming the latest arrival of a busy transfer window at the Stadio Olimpico, Wijnaldum said former Giallorossi winger Salah, alongside Kevin Strootman and PSG wing-back Achraf Hakimi, encouraged him to move to Italy.

“First of all, I wanted to come because of the effort the club put in to sign me as a player,” Wijnaldum told a news conference on Tuesday.

“Also, I spoke with Mo Salah and Kevin Strootman about Roma, about the club and the city, and I only heard good stories about it.

“I even spoke with Achraf Hakimi about it, even though he played at Inter Milan, he said [Roma] was a beautiful club and a beautiful place and I would be happy here. So that convinced me a lot.

“I know the club, we played them twice when I was at Liverpool [in the Champions League in 2018], and the atmosphere at the Olimpico was amazing – so I knew that I would be playing for a club with a great atmosphere and beautiful supporters.

“But that was basically the only thing I knew, so I asked for some advice from Mo and Strootman and they had good stories.”

Wijnaldum has joined the likes of Nemanja Matic and Paulo Dybala in signing for Roma ahead of the new Serie A campaign, and added the influence of Mourinho was another factor in his decision to head to Italy.

“When I arrived, we spoke more about football things. I think his record as a manager speaks for itself,” the midfielder said of the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss.

“The things he did in football, the prizes he won and the clubs he managed, it’s unbelievable.

“I think every player wants to work with him and I am the same. From the moment I spoke to him, I told myself I really wanted to join the club – but that was the case even before.

“I think the thing that convinced me the most was the amount of effort the club, through Mr [director of football, Tiago] Pinto and the manager, put in to sign me. At that moment I felt really wanted and appreciated by the club and that helped me make the decision.”

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Asamoah Gyan exposed as killer of Castro by witch doctor, player reacts

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A supposed witch doctor has called out Asamoah Gyan as the killer of singer Castro Underfire.

According to her, Asamoah Gyan masterminded and executed the eventual killing of Castro as a plot to end his career.

Speaking in a video where she was reportedly consulting the spirits about the death of Castro, the “Daughter of Mami water” pointed fingers at Asamoah Gyan.

Although Castro has been declared dead along with his girlfriend, Janet Bandu, after they went missing about 8 years ago while skiing on the Ada estuary, the witch doctor believes it has everything to do with Asamoah Gyan.

She also asked Asamoah Gyan to come forth to tell Ghanaians about his diabolical deals, which were hinged on greed and motivated by envy to kill the promising singer.

Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan has reacted. According to him, he is unperturbed by the actions of the witch doctor to soil his reputation. He intimated that he has become used to the false accusations about his alleged involvement in the death of Castro.

However, he warned the witch doctor to tread carefully as he was poised to clear his name and put her in her proper place.

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Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw laptop at her head’ after nightclub argument

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Ryan Giggs became so angry when accused by former partner Kate Greville of flirting with another woman in December 2019 that he kicked her in the back and threw a laptop at her head before then attempting to have sex with her 10 minutes later, his ex-girlfriend told a police officer.

In a 105-minute police interview played on the morning of day two of the former Manchester United star’s trial, Greville detailed “red flags” in their relationship that included him “flipping” on more than one occasion in hotel rooms.

She alleges that in 2017 Giggs dragged her out of a Dubai hotel room while she was naked after she accused Britain’s most decorated footballer of seeing another woman. And in Christmas 2019, she told the police officer, Giggs kicked her in the back as she got into bed before then throwing a bag containing her laptop at her head in a London hotel room following an argument after a night out.

Giggs is accused of assaulting Kate Greville and her younger sister, Emma Greville, with a further charge relating to controlling and coercive behaviour towards Kate Greville between 2017 and November 2020.

He denies all charges.

An artist’s portrait of Ryan Giggs as Kate Greville’s police interview is played in court.

Greville is due to be cross-examined in court later today after providing her account of their relationship in the pre-recorded police video.

In relation to the alleged incident in 2017, Greville told the police officer: “We got back to the hotel room [from a nightclub], and I said something and again he flipped.

“I had no clothes on, he grabbed me by my wrist, so hard, dragged me into the lounge bit, grabbed my on the floor, all my suitcase and threw it all into the corridor and then shut the door. I was just there naked, all my stuff in the corridor. I got all my stuff back in and got back into bed – I had to get my stuff with a towel wrapped around me.”

The relationship continued, with Greville detailing that she had suspicions Giggs was seeing a number of other women and describing her own behaviour as “naive” and “gullible.”

Giggs and Greville

Giggs was further angered following a night out in London around Christmas of 2019.

Greville said: “I took all my clothes off, got into bed. He kicked me in the back so hard that I flew off the bed and landed on the floor. I was like, ‘what’s just happened’.

“He grabbed me again, into the suite bit of the room, got my bag with my laptop in and threw it at my head. He left me naked in the lounge bit.

“Ten minutes later, he grabbed me takes me back to bed and wants to have sex. I remember waking up in the morning, I woke up and you don’t instantly remember what happened.

“I remember asking him, ‘did you throw my bag at my head?’ and he was like ‘yeah, because you accused me of flirting, you made me do it, you make me so angry that you made me do that. It’s bad for me how angry you make me, you need to be careful of that’.”

Greville said she woke up with a bump on her head from the laptop bag.

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