General News of Friday, 28 July 2017
Legal Practitioner Ace Kojo Anan Ankomah has denied claims of drafting the Special Prosecutor’s Bill and has lashed out at the editor of The Herald newspaper, Larry Dogbe, for publishing such false information about him.
The angry lawyer in a statement categorically said the story which was published about him collecting money from the New Patriotic Party to draft the bill was false and a product of malice by Larry Dogbe.
“You know that I did not draft the bill. You know I have not been paid and cannot be paid because I have done no such job,” Ace Ankomah stated.
On Friday, July 28, 2017, The Herald newspaper published a story on its front page headlined: “Martin Amidu destroys Ace Ankomah’s expensive Special Prosecutor’s Bill”.
In the said story, it is stated that the former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, destroyed the work of Ace Ankomah’s Special Prosecutor Bill which will enable the Akufo-Addo government create a special prosecutor’s office that will deal with various corruption issues in government.
According to them, Martin Amidu suspects someone is sabotaging the President’s fight against corruption and that person is Ace Ankomah.
Also, per the newspaper’s investigation, the bill was contracted to the lawyer at a huge cost to the Akufo-Addo government and is following up on details of the exact amount paid to Ace Ankomah.
But lawyer Ace Ankomah calls this a blatant lie against him and not surprised this came from Larry Dogbe.
“But quite unlike right-thinking members of society, you routinely lie about me in what you call a paper. In this instance, you have chosen to brace up and compound your belt of lies with the asinine claim of me being paid, and for a job, I did not do”.
Read below the statement released by Ace Ankomah on the Special Prosecutor’s Bill.
Dear Larry Dogbey:
Rejoinder – Amidu Destroys Ace Ankomah’s Expensive Special Prosecutor’s Bill
I can see that your “thing” has come again. I honestly thought it was in remission: but I was wrong. Or maybe you have GHS800,000 to spare, you and your lackeys, puppet-masters and financiers.
Ordinarily, I would be flattered if right-thinking members of society credit me (even mistakenly) with drafting this bill. The drafters did a great job, even if I disagree with portions of it and I am writing a piece about that.
But quite unlike right-thinking members of society, you routinely lie about me in what you call a paper. In this instance you have chosen to brace up and compound your belt of lies with the asinine claim of me being paid, and for a job I did not do. You know that I did not draft the bill. You know I have not been paid and cannot be paid because I have done no such job.
Yet for the single reason of your continued hatred, you have spun this lie and published it on your front page. Maybe my name and photo help and boost your sales; well, what are a few extra pesewas to tide a desperate ‘brother’ over a weekend? Glad to oblige. Enjoy it.
But when you are done with your joke of a phony, phantom investigation into how much I was NOT paid and for a job I did NOT do, and when you finally develop a spine and man up to admit your shameful, dastardly and bare-faced lies about me, I hope you will also have the humility, house-training and home-sense to say the truth publicly and with as much prominence as you can muster in what you call a paper. But I am not holding my breath.
Whenever you and your cohort of pathetic, pitiful and pitiable haters tickle me with these things, I am reality-warmed by N. Yiara’s wisdom that “Haters don’t really hate you; they hate themselves because you’re a reflection of what they wish to be.”
Stop hating yourself, Larry. It destroys you, and I don’t want to be blamed for your inglorious self-immolation.
Ace A. Ankomah