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Kennedy Agyapong Vs Anas: There are many corrupt practices that subterfuge will help uncover – Pumpuni Asante

Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Centre for Democratic Development Ghana (CDD-Ghana), Dr. Kojo Pumpuni Asante has shared his view on the use of subterfuge by investigative journalists in their quest to bring some deeds of corruption to light.

According to him, there are many cases that demand that the investigators resort to deception in order to bring the issue to the attention of the public for thorough investigations to be conducted in order to punish the perpetrators.

For some time now, some members of the public have questioned the methods employed by the renowned Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in his various exposé.

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, Dr Asante justified the use of subterfuge.

“… there are many issues around corruption that you have to use subterfuge to get to the matter.

“And often when it happens, it will lead to an investigation—a substantive investigation—like in the FIFA case, it led to a substantive investigation and then it helps society to address these problems in society,” he added.

Dr. Asante’s comments were in relation to a high court’s decision that Anas dabbles in “investigative terrorism”.

It would be recalled that on March 15, Justice Eric Baah issued a ruling dismissing Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s June 2018 defamation suit against the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.


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