Anas show signs of frustrations at Amidu


Having obviously had enough of the former Attorney General and Minister of Justices’ endless attacks on his integrity and his globally acclaimed investigative prowess, ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has finally burst out his frustration, pleading with Martin Alamisi Amidu to leave him alone.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas

“He (Amidu) should let me be, I beg him. My parents took me to school and I have become an investigative journalist. If Uncle Martin thinks this is so bad, he can go to court. Whatever his issues are, let him go to court, we will meet him squarely,” a clearly fed-up Anas stated in an interview with Joy Fm, Tuesday.

Mr. Anas, who has in recent time come under attack from Martin Amidu for acting lawlessly and dubiously collaborating with the government,following his explosive investigations into corruption in the Ghanaian judiciary said, while he respect the former AG’s knack for fighting corruption, he will appreciate if he allows him (Anas) breathing space.

Acknowledging the controversial former AG’s corruption fighting prowess, the ace Ghanaian investigative journalist said “Uncle Martin won’t pick and choose what I should do; he does his own anti-corruption work in his own style which I may not be able to do even if you give me 50 years.

Anas has dismissed assertions by former Attorney-General that he is unlicensed to undertake undercover investigations, stating that nobody needs a certificate to fight corruption in Ghana as he is doing.

“If anybody feels strongly that I am not properly registered to investigate the judiciary, let him proceed to court,” he told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host, Kojo Yankson.

Anas’ comment comes after he has equally been responding to Martin Amidu’s scathing attacks which sought to impugn his integrity as hiding behind investigative journalism to run an illegal business company to extort money.

The two foremost anti-graft campaigners have been at each other’s throat in the past few days with the former Attorney General calling the undercover journalist a “criminal”, claiming he is running a “fraudulent and unregistered” company, Tiger Eye PI.

Amidu insists Anas was engaged by the government to embark on the expose’ of the judiciary in an effort to embarrass the judicial fraternity, a claim Anas and government have categorically denied.

In a riposte, the multiple-award-winning journalist in a statement noted the “Citizen Vigilante” as Martin Amidu is affectionately known, is “confused” and engaging in “white lies” because he was unable to provide evidence over his claims.

Despite Anas’ denial, Martin Amidu has maintained his stands and has since been releasing what has become known as his “epistles.”

Perhaps, short of saying Martin Amidu’s ‘attacks’ were hurting him, Anas stated “I am ready to work with him; maybe we can do something together on the legislature. I don’t mind working with him at all,” he noted.

Source: The Al-Hajj

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