Veteran Journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has stated that renowned undercover Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas was not involved in the BBC Africa Eye’s “Sex for Grades” exposé.
After gathering dozens of testimonies about sexual harassment by lecturers in some tertiary institutions in West Africa, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana which captured on camera two lecturers at the University of Ghana[Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Butakor] and one Nigerian lecturer making “numerous inappropriate demands” from ‘students’.
Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras.
Award-winning investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is known to have collaborated with the BBC Africa Eye team in some documentaries including the infamous #Number 12 documentary.
Some Ghanaians have suggested that they see the hand of Anas in the “Sex for Grades” exposé.
However, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako who’s protege is Anas Aremeyaw Anas stated on Joy FM’s News File show Saturday that the latter though had an offer from the BBC to work on the documentary declined.
“…There’s no Anas in there, it’s not as if an opportunity didn’t exist for Anas to be in there. Anas declined to be part of this project because he’s doing so many other things and I didn’t want an Anas there. BBC are capable, in fact, if it comes to infrastructure, logistics, they have more than Tiger Eye, especially the BBC Africa Eye, they work with Tiger Eye, there’s a close relationship with Tiger Eye and BBC Africa Eye.”