Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jr., has apologized to Ghanaians for implying that the ‘Number 12’ documentary was a collaboration between the BBC and Tiger Eye PI.
A BBC statement released Tuesday to the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) said the assertion by Mr Baako and Anas was a lie.
The BBC said they did their own report on Anas’ documentary but at no point did they work with him, in contradiction to public comments made by Kweku Baako.
That has led to immense criticism from Ghanaians and Baako has apologized for his comments.
According to him, they worked with three people who have worked with the BBC for close to four decades so he assumed they were still with the BBC.
“I had said so publicly that it was a joint project . . . why I said so was because the people who were dealing with Anas three of them I know for the last 30 to 40 years were BBC people. Apparently, they’ve left BBC but they’re part of the technical team. They came to me, I dealt with them on so many things . . . so I assumed,” he admitted.
“So I was wrong . . . and that is why the BBC made Anas to go on air to clear the misconception…I accept responsibility for what I put out there and if people got deceived I apologize.
“I said so because I just thought it was the truth I was putting out . . . whatever it is, Kweku Baako takes full responsibility for that misrepresentation or misinformation I put out there, and I sincerely apologize.” he said on Kokrokoo Wednesday morning.