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Regional News Tue, 17 Feb 2004

Five KMA assembly members file defence

Kumasi, Feb. 17, GNA - Five members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) against whom the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, filed a writ for defamation, have submitted their defence at the Kumasi High Court.
They are Nana Kofi Senya, Mr Gyasi Nimako, Mr Addai Acheampong, Mr Osei Badu Kakyire and Mr Amidu Gariba, assembly members for Suame, Asokore-Mampong, Amakom, CPC and Anlogo respectively.
In their statement of defence filed on their behalf by Dennis Adjei Legal Consult, the defendants stated that the plaintiff's action was misconceived and should be dismissed.
In a 25-point statement of defence, the assembly members stated that the plaintiff was not entitled to his claim.
The statement said the defendants would show that all the facts contained in their letter of January 7, 2004, were true and had not defamed the plaintiff as he was alleging.
Mr Jumah filed for 200 million cedis damages against the defendants for a libellous matter contained in a letter they purportedly wrote against him on January 7, 2004 to the President of Ghana and given wide and extensive circulation amongst the executive, legislature and judicial arms of government.
He further sought an order to compel the defendants to retract the said letter and apologise to him through the same medium and a perpetual injunction to restrain them, their privies, legal representatives and assigns from repeating, carrying on or commencing such libellous publications against him through whatever medium.

Kumasi, Feb. 17, GNA - Five members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) against whom the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, filed a writ for defamation, have submitted their defence at the Kumasi High Court.
They are Nana Kofi Senya, Mr Gyasi Nimako, Mr Addai Acheampong, Mr Osei Badu Kakyire and Mr Amidu Gariba, assembly members for Suame, Asokore-Mampong, Amakom, CPC and Anlogo respectively.
In their statement of defence filed on their behalf by Dennis Adjei Legal Consult, the defendants stated that the plaintiff's action was misconceived and should be dismissed.
In a 25-point statement of defence, the assembly members stated that the plaintiff was not entitled to his claim.
The statement said the defendants would show that all the facts contained in their letter of January 7, 2004, were true and had not defamed the plaintiff as he was alleging.
Mr Jumah filed for 200 million cedis damages against the defendants for a libellous matter contained in a letter they purportedly wrote against him on January 7, 2004 to the President of Ghana and given wide and extensive circulation amongst the executive, legislature and judicial arms of government.
He further sought an order to compel the defendants to retract the said letter and apologise to him through the same medium and a perpetual injunction to restrain them, their privies, legal representatives and assigns from repeating, carrying on or commencing such libellous publications against him through whatever medium.

Source: GNA
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