The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Saanie Daara has slapped Tiger Eye PI and investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas with a GH¢20 million defamatory suit.
Mr Daara is asking the High Court to award damages amounting to GH¢20 million arising from defamatory materials published by Anas in a documentary on corruption in Ghanaian football titled #Number12
The former BBC journalist argues that the said publication in the #Number12 documentary screened in July across the country put him across as a corrupt, fraudulent and crooked employee of the GFA.
The lead counsel for Mr Daara, Mr Dominic Ayine told Joy FM in an interview that Anas is aware that the allegations against his client are false yet he went ahead to publish them.
“Basically, it focuses on the part of the video which allege that our client took a bribe to fix someone to be called to the Black Stars. That is the essence of the suit, the suit is very much focused on that aspect and nothing else,” Mr Ayine said.