Barring any last-minute hitches, the much talked about undercover investigative piece by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, is set to premier today.
All roads certainly lead to the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), where the video, dubbed #12, is expected to be viewed by people from all walks of life.
The contents of the video had become a subject of controversy, following a directive by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest the Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over alleged fraud.
The president arrived at the decision after he had been given the benefit of watching the investigative piece into corruption in sports billed to send shivers down the spine of some politicians and sports administrators.
Kwasi Nyatakyi, in the latest investigative work, is believed to be engaged in some influence-peddling, using the name of the president.
The president and his team recently watched excerpts of the video in which Mr. Nyantakyi, who has been the GFA Boss for 13 years, was reportedly seen negotiating for an amount of money using the name of the president.
A directive was subsequently issued to the CID to arrest Nyatakyi after a security briefing on the video.
The latest investigative work comes just 32 months after another of his works, this time in the judiciary, rocked the nation.
In the judicial scandal, scores of judges were filmed collecting bribes including goats. The documentary led to the sacking of 20 circuit court judges and magistrates.
Some seven High Court judges were also sacked or suspended.
Even before the video official plays today, the contents have not been without the usual controversy that greets Anas’ investigative work.
Already, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has been up in arms with Anas, questioning his modus operandi
He claims that if the award-winning undercover journalist, is not stopped he (Anas) would in future investigate people in their bedrooms.
Mr. Agyepong also wants him prevented from premiering his latest expose on football and politics.
As if that was not enough, the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) has vowed to stripped Anas naked describing the journalist as “corrupt, black mailer and evil.”
In what appears to be a turf war between the duo, Agyepong subsequently went ahead to release pictures of some persons he believed to be Anas as a means of paying the journalist in his own coin.
The MP has sworn to release videos of the journalist allegedly taking bribes from people in a counter public screening of his video dubbed: “Who Watches The Watchman?”
Amidst the confusion, the journalist appears unfazed.
He had assured Mr. Agyepong that Tiger Eye PI was unfazed about the public fight initiated by the MP, insisting that the public screening of the video would take place as scheduled.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson