The Editor in chief of The New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has described the High Court judgment in the defamation suit between Anas Aremyaw Anas and Kennedy Agyapong as “Disaster of a judicial verdict.”
Reacting for the first time, 24 hours after Justice Eric Baah handed his “bizarre” judgment which has sparked public debate, Mr. Baako advised Anas to seek redress at the appellate court, rather than engaging in media exchanges.
He also had some words for those who paid deaf ears to his story when he won against the defendant in the High Court in 2020.
Read below his full response:
“Last night, I had the time and space to read the full judgment. My assessment is that it is a “disaster of a judicial verdict”. Nobody can convince me otherwise!
However, as adherents of the Rule of Law, I believe the way forward for Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye, lies upstairs via the Appealate structures.
There’s a great temptation to engage in heated debates and exchanges on the merits or otherwise of the judgment in the public space.
My Advice to the “main protagonists” involved in the litigation; especially those on the side of the Plaintiff, is that they must focus more on the judicial space rather the public space.
“Public space responses” can and must be “selective” and “focused” on “essentials” , if and when necessary! Personally, people who turned deaf ears to the High Court verdict in my favour against the same person, or even sought to downplay it on basis that it could be or was being appealed against, are running riot like “rampaging octupuses” on another High Court verdict in favour of the Defendant against the Plaintiff!
And these people seek to provoke or engage me in the public space on the contents of the bizarre judgment. I have to disappoint them. I shall speak or comment on the issues they raise per my own calculation and discretion.
Meanwhile, I am told the Defendant has called me a “FAKE JOURNALIST”! Some people NEVER learn!
Pending the outcome of the appeal in my case against that person, the High Court verdict against him underlied who and what a FAKE is and could be! That verdict is INTACT as at now!
Ah well, SELECTIVE AMNESIA is allowed by our democratic dispensation! ANAS SHALL TRIUMPH! Mark my words!”