Veteran Ghanaian journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has claimed that the person who secretly recorded the viral video of then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, taking the $40,000 cash in a brown envelope is one Salis Yakubu Atsuluho of ‘The Salis newspaper’.
Baako disclosed that he introduced the said Salis Yakubu Atsuluho to Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the New Crusading Guide fame. Anas is a protégé of Baako’s, and Anas has obviously trained Salis Yakubu Atsuluho.
According to Kweku Baako Jnr, the video was recorded in October 2016 when Nana Akufo-Addo, who was then the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was seeking to unseat former President John Dramani Mahama.
Kweku Baako Jnr. explained on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Morning Show on Wednesday that the video recordings are two: one is fake and the other, original, but both videos contain similar or the same scenes.
“I just don’t know how I feel,” Baako admitted, “This gentleman, Salis Yakubu Atsuluho, is the guy behind The Salis newspaper. The guy who did the secret recording of candidate Akufo-Addo”.
When asked by Kwami Sefa Kayi, the host of the show, to confirm if he knew that for a fact, Baako retorted “sure, sure”.
“Look, this is a guy [that] I influenced his entry into ‘Tiger Eye PI’, that’s why I said I don’t know how I feel; and in four, five months, Anas dismissed him.”
Baako recounted that in 2006, Salis Yakubu approached him at the Labone Coffee Shop and indicated that “he used to be an NDC activist, but now an NPP activist, and tried to contest on the party’s ticket at Yapei-Kusawgu constituency.”
“He is a political prostitute […….] of the highest order and I regret myself…,” Baako said.
Baako stated further that when the verbal war of words on Anas Aremeyaw Anas started about two years ago, and before “Who watches the watchman – Part 1”, the ‘Salis newspaper’ which was mostly published online alleged that he, Kweku Baako secretly recorded Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Anas went to show [President Akufo-Addo] excerpts of Number 12 and the case got deflated in court,” Baako said
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