Tiger Eye PI has announced a new documentary a year after their last expose which implicated a Ghanaian government official for influence peddling.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the head of the investigative firm, announced their next documentary which centres on Nigeria in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Titled “Out of Nowhere”, it will be released on Thursday, November 30.
“It tells the story of one man’s fight for justice after police officers in Lagos, Nigeria, shot at him and his family in 2015,” he said.
Delving deeper into the “harrowing” story, Anas said the documentary centres on the impact on the victim and his family as well as his attempts to seek legal recourse in court.
His announcement has been met with a myriad of reactions. As some patiently anticipated its release, others criticized him for his approach.
“We are waiting for good work,” one said, with another criticizing, “Your documentary is dead on arrival. You don’t have credibility again.”
Tiger Eye’s last documentary titled “Galamsey Economy” was released in November 2022 exposing former Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Charles Adu Boahen Adu Boahen taking bundles of US Dollars (bribe) from an undercover journalist disguised as a potential investor for Ghana to lead him.
In his conversation with the said investor, the former government official demanded a 20% cut of the investment worth US$500,000,000.00 and US$200,000.00 as an appearance fee for a meeting with the Vice President.
Additionally, he received US$40,000.00 from the investor for shopping.
These were accompanied by his lectures about his close relationship with the President, the Vice President as well as his father’s former position in the country.
On November 14, following the release of the trailer to the documentary, President Akufo-Addo referred the alleged corruption and corruption-related case to the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) for investigations.
The investigations span six months.
In its findings, the OSP established that the former Minister of State engaged in influence peddling when he offered to introduce a masquerading investor to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at an appearance fee of USD200,000 and demanded a 20% cut of the investment.
“Mr Adu Boahen engaged in trading in influence or influence peddling by employing his political office and close personal ties to the President and the Vice President to obtain favours of an actual cash gift and a prospective percentage cut of the proposed investment by the supposed sheikh,” a report of the OSP’s investigations in the case said.
According to the OSP, the Vice President did not know about the said encounter and deal.
The OSP further announced the closure of the investigation without prosecution, noting that influence peddling was not criminal in Ghana.