Allegations surrounding who Anas really is has become one of the major topics in Ghana for the past few days.
After the supposed images of Anas were shown on NET 2 TV, some Ghanaians claiming to know who Anas is have described him as the most dangerous fraudster in the country.
Yesterday on The Dialogue on NET 2 TV, one Denis Tawiah Heman, who according to him is also an investigative journalist and a movie director indicated that the children’s home exposé Anas did was a set up to tarnish the image of the owner of the orphanage.
‘He uses his work to make money abroad’, he said.
‘At orphanages, they train children like the way we are trained at home. There are ages they let you wash dishes, there are ages they let you clean the bathroom, there are ages they let you sweep. Anas gathered children as old as 2 years, 3 years and 4 years, made them wash the bathroom and recorded it’.
In the orphanage exposé, some children were given Indomie noodles which had not been cooked to eat. This, the man indicated was staged by Anas to make it look like the orphans were being maltreated.
Furthermore, a man called Henry, who is also an investigative journalist is his witness in the allegations he is levelling against Anas.
He emphasized that he had been to the orphanage the exposé was done so he knows what he is saying.
Another man, who claimed to be a victim in one of Anas’ exposé and also his mate at the University of Ghana also indicated Anas made him lose his job.
Kumadji Philip Daliba, a former interpreter at the Kintampo Magistrate Court, said on the program that Anas sent someone to him at Kintampo to tell him he [Anas] wanted ‘to make a writ against someone at a village at Kintampo’.
Kumadji said he told the person who gave his name as Awudu to see the registrar.
“Within some minutes he came out and told me that the charge is too much so he will go and prepare and come back and do the writ”.
“Then he was going, he came back and said I should collect this GHC 20. Then I said its OK he should go and he said I should collect it and it collected it.
At that time he didn’t tell me he was suing the Magistrate. He collected my number and he left”.
Kumadji went on to say that he got a called from Awudu in the evening saying his brother had been arrested at a suburb of Kintampo so he should plead with the Magistrate not to jail his but rather fine him because ‘he is too young’.
Kumadji then said he told Awudu he cannot do that because it is above his ‘capacity’.
‘The following morning he came and said he wants to see Magistrate. I said he can’t enter. I have
To inform him and I entered and inform Magistrate. Magistrate sat down and said he shouldn’t
come but later said he should come’.
He did not know what happened in there but when Awudu came out, he was at a Primary School
close to the court. He first rejected a GHC 100 Awudu gave him but later accepted it because he said it was from his heart.
The Magistrate, according to him, told him to call Awudu back but Awudu kept telling him ‘he’s coming, he’s coming’. The following day he was told Awudu had gone to Togo when he called his line.
Kumadji also indicated a call from head office about 3-4 days later seeking information about the meeting that had gone on.
He was interdicted for 2 years and 2 months and on his fourth meeting with the committee investigating the matter, he was told he was sacked from the office.
According to him, he was accused of taking a fee to facilitate a meeting between Anas and the Magistrate.
The last accuser, who said he and Anas are from the same town said ‘Anas is a fraudster himself’.
He said he knows Anas very well and even if he wears his mask he will still be able to identify him.
The accuser said he identified Anas in two of the pictures Kennedy Agyapong showed on NET 2 two days ago.
According to him, OSS, a Dubai based company contacted Anas and asked him to investigate a deal they had done with a Ghanaian company which they believe did not go well.
The businessman said in August 2009, he managed to get many people arrested after the investigation and when they got to him, he told the CID he will present himself to the court because ‘every man is innocent until proven guilty’.
The issue, he stated, went to court and Anas contacted one of his colleagues and talked to him about money. His friend told Anas that he [the accuser] is very difficult but he can go to him and talk to him.
Anas, according to him, came to his office and said he can make the case go away if he gives him $50,000.
The money was paid and ‘someway somehow, the case went away’, he said. The accuser, whose name is Mohammed Haffix Abdella, said ‘Ghanaians have allowed Anas to destroy lives’.
Haffix has challenge Anas to come and deny if he has not taken his money. ‘He can go to any shrine in Ghana I will be there’.
Haffix has joined a group of people claiming Anas is a blackmailer, an extortionist and not ‘the angel Ghanaians see him to be’.