Journalist ANAS Aremeyaw ANAS, the author of the film about corruption in football in Ghana, after which the suspect was the head of the football Association, himself accused of corruption and tax evasion.
According to Africanews, Deputy Kennedy Agyapong of the ruling new Patriotic party on the radio said that journalist ANAS himself is a corrupt official who has accumulated a lot of money as a result of his investigations. And that money he’s hiding from taxes. “We need to resist because of what he did to his countrymen,” said the Deputy.
ANAS appears publicly only in masks, however the Deputy has published images on television, claiming that they are images of the journalist and his team. The Deputy also called on the public to attack ANAS if they meet him.
The Ghana journalists Association ( GJA ) condemned the death threats against ANAS. It is the investigation of a journalist about corruption in football has led to the arrest of the President of the football Federation of Ghana, who is also first Vice-President of the Confederation of African football, Kwesi Nyantakyi. We will remind, at the end of may 2018, the country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo ordered the arrest of the head of the football Association Kwesi of Nyantakyi in connection with the investigation of corruption. During the negotiations with one of the businessmen, the head of the football Association offered him to pay in exchange for access to the President of the country and other high-ranking official.
Last week, a social media campaign with the hashtag #IamAnas revealed that many Ghanaians have decided to support the journalist and take pictures in improvised masks in solidarity with the journalist.