Tiger Eye PI should shut up – Lawyer Effah Dartey
Lawyer Captain (rtd) Nkrabeah Effah Dartey has cautioned Tiger Eye PI over comments it made against the judgement of Justice Eric Baah in the aftermath of its Chief Executive Officer’s case against Kennedy Agyapong.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas brought a GH¢25 million defamatory suit against the Assin Central legislator in 2018 but the court in a ruling on Wednesday, March 15, said the suit lacks merit.
The Investigative firm Tiger Eye P. I immediately issued a statement to question the judgement, calling it a “travesty of justice.”
Reacting to the statement, Capt. (rtd) Effah Dartey expressed shock that Anas’ lawyers are passing comments on the judgement.
“I am surprised that Tiger Eye is talking like this because Tiger Eye, as a team of lawyers, should know that if a judge makes any ruling [or] any decision and you are not comfortable with it, you have the right to appeal to the Court of Appeal or a higher bench,” he said on TV3.
Mincing no words he added, “Tiger Eye should shut up.”
In 2018 Anas Aremeyaw Anas filed a defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong after he called the journalist a blackmailer, corrupt, an extortionist and evil on live television among others.
In the suit, Mr Anas indicated that the Assin Central MP during the time of his work ‘Number 12’ investigative piece detailing corruption in Ghana football, also published materials to discredit him and his work.
Mr Anas noted that not only did this affect his reputation as an acclaimed investigative journalist, but the Assin Central MP also incited the public against him.
Among other things, the journalist was seeking damages to the tune of GH¢25 million.