Manasseh Azure To Sue Kennedy Agyapong
Award-winning freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has issued a statement which states that he intends to sue the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong over his bribery allegation against him.
According to the investigative journalist, he is unaware of the bribery allegation and other allegations being leveled against him and have directed his lawyers to settle the case in court.
According to Hon. Agyapong, he has evidence of video which puts Manasseh Azure in a compromising position of taking bribes.
He added that the journalist takes monies from politicians to do their bidding. He also alleged that Manasseh Azure took ghc1000 from lawyer Afenyo Markin in the issue involving Ghana Procurement Authority’s Mr. A.B Adjei.
Manasseh in his press statement dated 10th November 2020 stated;
Manasseh Instructs Lawyers Over Continuing Defamation by Kennedy Agyepong
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.
Manasseh Azure Awuni
November 10, 2020