Embattled Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Central Regional 1st Vice-Chairman Horace Ekow Ewusi has admitted before an Accra High Court he lied about ace investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Keku Baako Jnr following the expose on Galamsey fraud, MyNewsGh.com reports.
He told the High Court he does not have any evidence to back the lies
neither can he afford the 25 million Ghana cedis the plaintiff was demanding as damages and pleaded for an out for court settlement so he
can do the needful.
In a retraction and apology to that effect, he said “on the 1st
day of March, 2019, 1 caused to be published and made several statements on
AdoMn TV, “AdoM Badwam” program hosted by Omanhene Kwabena Asante
against Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr which are defamatory.
That in discussing issues surrounding illegal mining, I
uttered words to the effect that that Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr and Anas Aremeyaw Anas together
with Aleska C & G and Heritage mining were involved in “galamey”
activities destroying Ghana’s forest.
I further stated that Mr. Kweku Baako came to plead on behalf
of Aleska C & G and Heritage Mining to Professor Frimpong Boateng and
attempted to bribe Charles Bissiw and Professor Frimpong Boateng on two
occasions first with two hundred thousand dollars and later upped it to two
The said allegations are false and same should not have been
made on the progam. In this regard, the comments made are incorrect is most
I, Horace Ekow Ewusi, do hereby apologize and unconditionally and unreservedly retract the allegations and comments made against Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako and his associates during the discussions on the aforementioned television program.
I finally, undertake not to further publish or reproduce the said allegations