General News of Tue, 16 Oct 201825
Kweku Baako slaps Ken Agyapong with GH¢25m defamation suit
The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has sued the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, for defamation.
Kweku Baako is seeking reliefs including general damages for libel against Mr Agyapong in the sum of GH¢25million.
In his statement of claim, Kweku Baako states that, on July 18, 2018 and several occasions thereafter, Mr Agyapong published several statements against him on Oman FM, Net 2 TV, Adom FM and Asempa FM which are defamatory.
According to him, on certain occasions when the hosts of the programmes on which he made those defamatory comments against him asked him to retract or provide facts to back the claims he [Agyapong] made he failed to do so.
According to Kweku Baako, Mr Agyapong’s assertions have affected his image and reputation in the eyes of “right-thinking” members of the society.
He is, therefore, seeking the court to order Mr Agyapong to retract his comments and render an unqualified apology to him.
He is also asking the court to place a perpetual injunction restraining Mr Agyapong, his agents, assigns and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against him.