It has emerged that the state prosecutor, whom Kennedy Agyapong allegedly said took bribe from investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to compromise her work is not dead as claimed by Mr. Agyapong. Mr. Agyapong who is the Member of Parliament for Assin Central premiered a video titled “Who Watches the Watchman” on Wednesday targeted at exposing and shaming Anas in which the former state prosecutor, Ellen C. Kwakukume, was alleged to have benefitted from a $5,000 bribe in a case she was pursuing. Read: Patrons travel from Kumasi, K’dua to watch Ken Agyapong’s Anas video Ellen C. Kwakukume has responded to the allegations in a statement in which she categorically denied taking any bribe as alleged by Mr. Agyapong. She is therefore demanding an apology from the MP who owns Net2 TV which aired the video live. According to the former prosecutor, she diligently followed the case in question until she retired, adding that closure was brought to the case two years after her retirement. “The allegation that I failed to attend court sittings leading to the dismissal of the case against the accused persons is very false. I retired over two clear years before the said 11th October 2013 that you alleged the case was dismissed because of my failure to attend court to prosecute the case. “My observation is that you deliberately took bits and pieces of the recording out of context to create a very erroneous impression aimed at furthering your campaign against Anas, bolstered by the wrong impression that I was dead and cannot put up a defense. “I demand a public retraction of your allegations and an apology within 7 days from the date of this demand. You are entreated to put in as much effort to clear my name as you did in tarnishing my reputation.” Below is her full statement Re: Alleged Acts of Corruption Leveled Against The Person of Ellen C. Kwakukume by Kennedy Agyapong and Salis Newspaper Limited. Demand for Retraction and Apology My attention has been drawn to the following acts and comments made by you Mr. Kennedy Agyapong and The Salis Newspaper:
- Upload and circulation of videos on social media and public airing of said videos at KenCity, Madina on the 28th of June 2018 containing me and Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
- As a prelude to the airing of the above-mentioned video and in some further video interviews you granted various media outlets before the airing, you Kennedy Agyapong said that the video shows a public prosecutor, who is deceased, demanding and collecting a bribe from Anas Aremeyaw Anas. You further went on to say that in view of the $5,000 bribe, you alleged I received, I failed to attend court sittings and generally failed to pursue the suit, resulting in the case being dismissed on the 13th of October 2013.
- Captioning and super imposing a voice narrative on the video that seeks to create the impression I was demanding a bribe and conspiring to tamper with the court process.
- Mohammed Hafix Abdullah
- Mubarak Seidu
- Prince Kinston Kwame (at large).