Private legal practitioner Egbert Faibille Jnr has denied receiving any payment from investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to kill a case involving some gold scammers in 2009.
According to him, contrary to attempts by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, to portray that he [Egbert] took money to kill the case, his work as a lawyer rather led to the prosecution of Hafiz, the lead scammer and his accomplices at an Accra High Court.
In a Facebook post, Mr Faibille said: “A few weeks ago, Hon. Ken Agyapong gave an audio recording of Anas interviewing an arrested fraudster sometime in 2009 to one of the radio stations in the Multimedia stable; in respect of a multi-million gold scam during which interrogation, Anas was heard mentioning my name in words to the effect that as he was speaking, the scammed company had engaged me as a lawyer and that I was at the bank tracking the 419 money that they obtained as 419ers.
“I took the pain to issue a statement here on Facebook on the issue. Last Friday, Hon Ken Agyapong called me on phone and asked that I meet him to watch the video he was going to show today. I declined on the basis that the video he was going to show is only a pictoral rendition of the part of the video where Anas mentioned my name to show to the scammers that the duped company was tracking who received the money.
“Indeed, my work as a lawyer led to the prosecution of Hafiz, the lead scammer and his accomplices at an Accra High Court. I did not receive any payment from the scammers for and on behalf of Anas to kill the case as Hon. Agyapong is dubiously trying to portray and I challenge him and the scammers to provide any proof of any lodgment into my account from them for Anas.”
Mr Agyapong on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 premiered his documentary titled ‘Who Watches The Watchman’ aimed at exposing investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas as a corrupt journalist and blackmailer.
In the video, a gentleman in glasses, who the narration claims is Anas, was captured having a discussion with a woman, whom the narrator alleged was a State Attorney.
During the discussions between the two, the gentleman was heard saying: “So at that time, they buy me with hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) because he somehow relates to me”.
According to Mr Agyapong, “Who Watches The Watchman” is a compilation of “dubious” activities of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which, according to him, prove that the brain behind the Number 12 exposé which uncovered rot within the Ghana Football Association, is, himself, corrupt.