The Daily Guide Newspaper has described as baseless the petition filed by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) on the Police demanding a probe into publications against about the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
Editor of the newspaper, Fortune Alimi, the publications were made based on information from trusted sources and evidence hence their insistence.
Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), has written to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, demanding an investigation into an alleged request made by the Speaker of an additional $50,000 spending money while on his medical trip in Dubai.
According to ASEPA, the report amounts to the publication of false and malicious publications which is punishable under Ghana’s laws.
It said the police must fairly apply the country’s law to the editors of the Daily Guide newspaper just as it was applied to many other persons including its Executive Director, Mensah Thompson.
But the newspaper has shot down the petition describing it as baseless and irrelevant as ASEPA did not have any facts on the contrary to challenge their reports.
“He [Mensah Thompson] is making himself a busy-body or maybe an octopus looking for a story where there is no story. We have grounds for our story so if the Inspector General of Police wants to invite us, we are ready to honour any invitation. He [Mensah Thompson] should have his facts before he goes public,” he said.