The Miners chief has added his voice to the brouhaha on properties owned by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Ashanti Gold chief executive officer Frederick Acheampong, popularly known as Fred Achie, believes Kennedy Agyapong could have a valid point following concerns raised on how undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has within a short time amassed enough wealth, including estates in Accra.
According to the Assin North member of parliament, Anas has over the years used diabolical means to set up people and later make money from them. Agyapong further alleged that he has Anas on tape confessing that he took a $100,000 as bribe from one of his culprits.
And Acheampong, who is a close associate of embattled Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi suggests Anas’ dealings and worth must be given a second thought.
“Anas’ level of richness or worthines is beyond a journalist. The Anas we know works for [The New] Crusading Guide and has added this investigative thing to his work,” Acheampong said on Kessben FM.
“As I’m sitting, if I start doing other big business …..where did one get the money to start? We shouldn’t brush aside what Kennedy Agyapong said.
“We should do away with what out mind tell us and deal with what the man asked. At times, there can be a certain bank manager who auditors come and investigate. At times, we can say people are living beyond their earnings that’s why they’re investigated,” he added.
Acheampong further recounted how Nyantakyi’s alleged defrauding by false pretence emanated and revealed that someone wanted to extort money from his camp since he was shown the secret recording in January.
“Only Anas conducted the video in Dubai, how come a third party had hold of it to show to us? This whole thing started in September when Ahmed Hussein approached Northern region FA president Abu Alhassan and he also called Kwesi Nyantakyi. it was about sponsoring of Ghana Premier League and obviously as FA president who was struggling to get sponsorship for his league, he expressed interest and they met not once, or twice.
“Even in Dubai, the recording didn’t take place initially. What they were expecting wasn’t coming from Nyantakyi so they brought in business and he committed himself. But my question is that, what was the reason why the video got to a third party because we watched it in January?”
Acheampong doubles as a panelist on Kessben TV/Radio programme Midfield Action.
Baring all unforseen circumstances, Anas will premiere the Number 12 exposè at the Accra International Conference Centre.