?The ?fake Anas? Joseph Osei, who was busted some months ago for defrauding individuals and organisations of huge sums of money in the name of Ghana?s ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has waged a smear campaign against the later accusing Anas Aremeyaw Anas of allegedly being the brain behind the whole deal.
According to him, Anas through his operations does put fear and panic in heads of organisations who, knowing what he can do, are cowed into releasing money to prevent Anas from publishing and exposing them.
A contract document he is giving out entitle; ?Mystery China and Ghana Chines Chamber of Commerce, US and UK Business Community In Ghana and The Five Investigating Group Tiger Eye (PI), Eyes Only (IJ), Revealed (PI), Expose Investigators, Silence Ear (PI) and dated 2nd November 201, the five bodies are to investigate the activities of the Ghana Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Chinese in Ghana and Hansol Mining Company and provide a complete survey and submit detailed comprehensive report.
This document he carries around, with the claims that Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been contracted to investigate and destroy The Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Chinese in Ghana and Hansol Mining Company and that they should pay him (Joseph) to do a comprehensive investigations for them in countering Anas? findings.
In that agreement USUBUS was to pay the groups and provide relevant information relating to Chinese and the Chamber activities.
However, in a telephone conversation with Anas Aremeyaw Anas he explained that the five groups contracted to do the job, according to the said document, are not in existence and could not understand why such document can be said to be authentic.
He also noted that a contract of that nature needed to be signed by parties involved but this had no signature of people signing for Tiger Eye.
Explaining further, he said the said document was compiled by Joseph Osei to the Chinese Embassy, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Sino – Africa, a Chinese Business Group that Tiger Eye had been contracted by some US and UK companies to destroy the Chinese people.
He forged a contract document and added one of Anas’s ‘galamsey’ documentaries and said that was evidence of the crime. He also accused the Government of Ghana as condoning to the plot to destroy Chinese people in Ghana and added that 78 of the Chinese people had died as a result of the grand scheme.
Portions of the letter he wrote to the Chinese Embassy read as follows:??This group sees the Chinese as a threat due to the provisions of affordable equipments for miners in my country and the support they offer to Africa, they believe if they don’t stop China it will take over Africa, hence their plan to get the services of investigative journalist to tarnish the image of Chinese. I was personally poached by this group to write bad stories about China,”?he added.
Joseph started his activities after fraudulently acquiring a proposal template of Tiger Eye from its website; he edited the document into several self created proposals and presented it to institutions claiming that that was evidence that Tiger Eye was investigating them.
A document found on him during his arrest, showed a proposal he had written using Tiger Eye?s profile ostensibly for the companies.
The document dated November 2012 named He forged the name of an American, one Steven Seal as the one who signed for the US, UK group, while Ederm Kove signed as group leader, for the alleged investigators.
He positioned himself as the right person to counter the actions of Tiger Eye and the other groups. In the process he has sent several emails to media outlets like ?the China Daily,? claiming it was the activities of Tiger Eye that had led to the attack and killing of 78 Chinese in Ghana and that Tiger Eye with the support of Government of Ghana had a grand scheme to destroy Chinese businesses and Chinese people in Ghana.
He mentioned that even the US and UK Business Community is not a known organisation, and explained that ?somewhere in January 2013, one Joseph Osei, a 27 year old journalist was arrested by the Adabraka Police for defrauding individuals, companies as well as diplomatic missions (The Chinese Embassy).
According to Anas, he received a call from the Adabraka Police to that effect, indicating that Joseph Osei was alleged to have done so with his (Anas) name and his Tiger Eye investigative company.
Joseph, according to our checks was once a Northern regional correspondent for Joy Fm; an Accra based radio station, who was sacked but claimed to work with a Kumasi radio station Ultimate Radio as a correspondent.
Joseph usually carried himself about as an ?insider? at Tiger Eye and went round threatening companies and individuals that they were under investigations by Anas and he could help them to avoid the scandalous findings that Tiger Eye was going to put out in the public domain, which will not inure to their company?s benefit.
Osei during his operations succeeded in fleecing as much as GH? 10,000 in two GH? 5,000 installments from an Accra based organisation.
This paper has gathered that the case has attracted the attention of the Attorney General?s Department and will soon give an order for the commencement of the case hearing in Court.
ADANSIE Newspaper – (With Additional Files From The New Crusading Guide)