Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has hit back at the Member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyepong, over allegations of corruption the latter made against him.
This was after Kennedy Agyepong threatened to make public a video which will expose Kweku Baako as a corrupt person.
Making a submission on ‘The Seat Show’ on Net TV, Monday, July 19, the NPP MP said: “I’m warning the NPP to be careful with Kweku Baako and Anas else they will topple their government. He is a very vicious and corrupt guy. NPP should listen to me very well, he is not on our side. They think Kweku Baako supports us but he does not. He’s a very wicked guy. He walks with his stomach. He can go to court, I’m saying he is a wicked man What has he achieved in this country? He moves around and speaks like he knows more than anyone in this world“.
The duo landed in court over charges of defamation filed against the maverick NPP MP, and the court ruled in favour of the renowned journalist.
Not satisfied with the court’s decision, Hon Ken Agyepong asked his lawyers to file an appeal. Thus, the watching and reading public are smacking their lips in earnest anticipation of what is likely to be a tasty legal tussle.
But even before that court of appeal meeting, Round Two of the "bout" played out on Wednesday on Peace FM, when Kweku Baako threw down the gauntlet at the NPP MP to show the said video or he will sue him again.
“I made a critique of his conduct relative to that threat which was the subject matter of discussion. He is entitled to criticize my opinion of him mercilessly and violently but he is not entitled to go out there and slander and think I will let it slide. I didn’t care previously but for him particularly, you can either criticize or drag him to the court of law," he stressed.
Kweku Baako, who was speaking in a panel discussion on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo' pooh-poohed at Kennedy Agyepong's comments and likened the utterances of the outspoken MP as a "giant with clay feet".
To him, Mr Agyepong's words are 'empty and porous'.
“The experience I had with him at the High Court told me he is a giant with clay feet. He is empty, porous with the thing he says. On radio on TV he goes haywire but in court, he is an embarrassment. I even felt some sympathy for him. I’ve heard him say that he won’t pay a dime but who says I’m interested in his money? He has even paid GHC80,000 but the point really is the apologies...The twelve times apology is his headache but no matter what he does, due process will take its course. If the truth is on your side, there is nothing on my side and I know the truth is on my side. It was an embarrassment and I will publish the transcript for people to know who has the truth on his side,” he said.
Meanwhile below is a reaction from Kweku Baako on social media after Kennedy Agyepong's jab:
It is very sad how some people make ugly allegations against others in the public space but fail abysmally to substantiate the allegations when they are provided with an opportunity in a court of law (competent jurisdiction).
Kennedy Agyapong and his "star witness" , Nana Kwaku Badu, the NPP Constituency Chairman for Amenfi East were "unmitigated disasters" during cross-examination in the High Court. Kennedy Agyapong, as Defendant, failed to subpoena Frimpong-Boateng as he had indicated to the Court he would; claiming I(Plaintiff)had threatened the Minister, hence the latter's refusal and/or failure to show up in Court to testify on his(Kennedy Agyapong's) behalf! What crude nonsense!
After suffering a humiliating defeat at the High Court, and pending the outcome of his weak and incompetent appeal at the Court of Appeal, this man appears to have grown "some balls" and has re-started spewing the usual ugly noises of allegations of me being involved in corruption and clandestine activities to undermine the Akufo-Addo Administration; similar allegations he proved chronically incompetent and unable to substantiate in the Court of Competent Jurisdiction.
I shall be serializing the transcripts of the cross-examination and excerpts of the judgment of the High Court to illustrate the depths of incompetence and poverty of intellect and logic of this noise maker for all to appreciate the kind of person we are dealing with.
I am told he claims he has some "video evidence" of my involvement in some corrupt, illegal and criminal activities. He had none to support his bogus, malicious and mischievous allegations at the High Court. If he is truly a man of COURAGE OF CONVICTION, I challenge him to make his so-called evidence public for all to see and hear!
However, he should note that I will certainly not hestitate to cure his apparently incurable mischief and mendacity at the appropriate forum as I did the last time! And I can assure him that he would lose again! He would lose because he doesn't tell the truth! And I have no cobwebs of corruption in my wardrobe for him to unearth! If he has evidence, he's challenged to publicize it and abate his crude and cheap public stunts! I am immune to those useless, ugly and noisy antics of his!
Somebody should remind Kennedy Agyapong that he has a MISSED CALL!
Long Live Nkrumah's Ghana!