Ghanaian veteran actor and comedian, Kofi Adu known popularly as, Agya Koo, has reported that the fake news publications being made about him are all a ploy to further disgrace not just him, but the party he is affiliated to, which is the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
It was reported this week that Agya Koo had encouraged parents to move their children out of Ghana for better pastures since living circumstances in Ghana are too terrible for them to remain there any longer. Since then, the actor has denied these accusations and has threatened to pursue legal action as a result of them.
In an interview on Happy 98.9FM’s Showbiz Xtra, monitored by unitedshowbiz.com.gh, Agya Koo told Doctar Cann that this whole situation has affected him in many ways and that the individuals involved would not get away with it without being dealt with by law.
“This has brought me a lot of problems. Lots of people are calling me, both reputable people and young ones.
The people doing this have seen that I support the party in power so they are trying to disgrace the government through me”, Agya Koo said.
The actor said that no one has apologized to him for this and that he even contacted one individual to get the article taken down.
As a result, he did not remove the phoney news, saying that he does not care if it is false and he is not afraid of any consequences.
“Do you know the number of people within the party who will get angry with me for saying such a thing? Apart from them, individuals or every Ghanaian who supports this government and also likes me will now seize to like me because they’ll think I talk too much”. – Agya Koo lamented
Agya Koo has there vowed that he would take all necessary steps in ensuring his defamers are brought to justice so that he could redeem himself and prove to Ghanaians that he never made the statement.
Agya Koo is one of Ghana’s most popular actors and has appeared in over 200 Ghanaian movies including Obaatanpa, Away Bus, Black Star, and Ma Tricki Wo.
In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Although he originally journeyed to Accra to sing, Agya Koo has been featured in many Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favourite.