Angry Ghanaians have taken to social media to hit out at the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide for making false claims that the BBC worked with Anas Aremeyaw Anas over the contentious investigation.
Baako was exposed by the British broadcaster on Monday after they debunked his claims that they collaborated with the controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas over the investigation.
Prior to Anas’ release on the investigation termed No 12, his key men in the investigation - Kwaku Baako and Randy Abbey LIED to the public about the role of the BBC.
Anas’ key allies Baako and Abbey had also publicly stated in various radio interviews that the BBC played a key role in the work that has received mixed reaction.
Baako, claimed that the latest investigative piece by his protégé, Anas was a collaboration between the Tiger Eye PI and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
He extended his fabrications when he said the BBC was angered by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to take the pre-emptive strike by asking the CID to investigate Kwesi Nyantakyi over his claims on the tape.
“Even If I had no remote connection to Anas or BBC, I still will feel it as a person, it hurts. But that doesn’t not mean that you cover up what appears to be a transgression or an infraction,” Baako said last month.
“This project, again, is not exclusively Tiger Eye PI project, it is a joint Tiger Eye-BBC project.”
But these claims were rubbished by BBC on Monday as the global broadcaster denied his claims that they collaborated with Anas, damaging credibility.
With pressure mounting on the BBC over the methods used and growing legal challenges against Anas and possibly the British global broadcaster, the media firm is now running away from the controversy and the growing scandals surrounding the methods used by Anas.
“Contrary to any reports or rumours you may have heard or seen prior to publication stating ‘Number 12’ was a product of a collaborative work by the BBC and the journalist (Anas Aremeyaw Anas) this was not the case,” the BBC said in a statement on Monday.
“The BBC documentary, ‘Betraying the Game”, broadcast after “Number 12” was first put into the public domain, was an independent and impartial work and a report about Mr. Anas’ investigation.
“The BBC played no part whatsoever in his investigation and has never sought to suggest otherwise.
“Mr Anas is not a BBC journalist, we did not work with him during his investigation or commission him to carry out this investigation.”
With the BBC fully clarifying that they played no role by participating or commissioning the investigation contrary to Baako’s claims, Ghanaians have taken to social media to lambast the journalist.
This shows clearly that Anas’ friends lied about the role of the BBC dealing another blow to the credibility of the controversial journalist who has already been condemned in several quarters.
A documentary by a Member of Parliament in Ghana has been released on Anas titled ‘Who Watches the Watchman’ claiming to show that he took bribes from people. He has denied the claim.
Below are some of the comments on social media over the claims Kwaku Baako:
"BBC was shocked at the action of the Presidency" ~ Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako— Samuel Bryan Buabeng (@Sambryanbuabeng) July 17, 2018
“#12 exposé is a joint project between Tigereye and the BBC.” ~ Mr. Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako
BBC denies involvement in Anas' #12 exposé.
Too many inconsistencies
Everything make basaaaa
Anas and Kwaku Baako needs to bi arrested right nw. per wat is coming from BBC this two ppl needs to bi Arrested. Ken Agyapong will bi jubilating. thus y de man was laughing #Adomtv dix morning.— FRANK LAMPARD (@BohyePrince) July 17, 2018
We shall dissect the latest 'Exposé' from BBC to Anas and Kwaku Baako 'Deceit' to the public.— Flex Kareem Germain ???????? (@flexghreloaded) July 17, 2018
'BBC is angry according to Kwaku Baako' ???? lies lies lies... #Ghreloadednews
BBC exposes Anas Is a classical instance of what occurs when you borrow money from bad person.— N K Kwakye (@Nana_K_Kwakye) July 17, 2018
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Lol BBC denies collaboration with Anas on Number 12 exposé??? ????????????— Chinua Achebe (@nanayawpsalms) July 17, 2018
Eei!! So BBC Never Knew,Co||?bor@t£d With Anas As Kwaku Baako Said Ken Agyapong https://t.co/dqufQte1lt— Citizen Journalist (@citjotv) July 17, 2018
In the latest episode of wiase ehu— childish???? (@s_nayaa) July 17, 2018
BBC sold Anas out
Wooow so BBC is saying the number 12 Anas did, they had no role in it like nigga man claimed ????????????????https://t.co/GZhAFEqnqb— Godfred Nsafoah (@OneKeys) July 16, 2018
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