Award winning freelance journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has disclosed his intention to sue the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong for defamation.
According to the former Joy Fm employee, the legislator has continuously used every platform at his disposal to sent dog whistle message and outright lies about his person.
This, he attributed to his investigative work that led to the removal of the CEO of the Public Procurement Authority, Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
The CEO of the PPA was removed from office after CHRAJ found him guilty for exploiting his office at the detriment of the country.
This was after Manasseh through his investigative work found out Mr Adjei had set up a company that won government contract and subsequently sell them out to contractor at a fee.
His investigations seems to infuriated the Assin central MP who accused the journalist of requesting for a bribe.
My attention has been drawn to a sustained smear campaign of outright lies by Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyepong, against my person. This started when I published the “Contracts for Sale” documentary that implicated and resulted in the removal from office of the CEO of the Public Procurement Authority, Adjenim Boateng Adjei.
It is within his right to stand by Mr. A.B Adjei, who defended Kennedy Agyepong’s wife’s contract with the Ministry of Energy worth over 100 million cedis when questions were raised about the propriety of the contract.
However, it is unacceptable to continue to lie blatantly when he knows that there’s no truth in his malicious and defamatory claims that I sought a bribe in the investigative report.My lawyers advised that ignore him when he started the false publications. But it is obvious he has not and will not stop unless compelled by a court.
I have therefore instructed my lawyers to sue him and the platforms he uses to publish the falsehood.
Signed.Manasseh Azure Awuni
November 10, 2020
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