Kissi Agyabeng, the lawyer for investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has accused Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong of faking court processes to buttress his claims that the $5.7 million gold scam case was dismissed for want of prosecution.
The maverick MP dragged Anas to the General Legal Council (GLC) accusing him of professional misconduct as a lawyer.
In a complaint letter to the GLC, the legislator stated that he has evidence that the lawyer cum journalist connived with a State Attorney to have the case against some accused persons dismissed.
“…Interestingly Anas revealed to the Chief State Attorney that the suspects had bought him with $100,000, paid $75,000 to Frank Adu Poku, the then CID Director-General and also paid $5,000 into the account of the Chief State Attorney in order to taint the evidence and make the case foolish.
“Respectfully, a search conducted at the Registry of the Criminal Division, High Court, Accra revealed that the case was indeed dismissed for want of prosecution. Thus, by the foregoing reasons, it is my opinion that such professional misconduct should not be countenanced at the Bar and therefore urge your revered Council to conduct thorough investigations into the behaviour of Anas Aremeyaw Anas,” portions of the complaint signed by Hon. Ken Agyapong read.
But Lawyer Kissi Agyabeng says the actions taken by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong against his client shows that he’s ill-informed.
According to him, claims by Mr. Kennedy Agyapong that Anas connived with a state prosecutor to throw out a gold scam case is untrue and further exposes the Member of Parliament’s ignorance of the law and the real issues.
“He has no idea what he’s doing, he’s being ill-advised and he’s passionate for nothing. If he says he’s dragged my client to the General Legal Council then he should be ready to respond to how he managed to fake court process. The basis upon which he said the case was dismissed is a fake court process that he faked and put on social media. He then accused someone of moral turpitude, I’ve all that in my possession.”
Last month, undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas sued Ken Agyapong for defamation, demanding GH¢25 million in damages from the tough-talking MP who recently launched a fierce campaign against Anas’ work and his person.
Mr. Ken Agyapong has on the other hand also petitioned the General Legal Council to probe Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and possibly sanction him for allegedly engaging in what he describes as “professional misconduct.”
Mr. Agyapong in a 45-minute video he captioned: “Who watches the watchman” accused Anas of collecting money from some alleged criminals to shield them from facing the law in a gold scam case worth millions of dollars in 2009.