- Multimedia, along with Kennedy Agyapong and Kencity Media were sued for allegations of corruption made against the former BOST CEO
- Multimedia have distanced themselves from the allegations and have since offered their apologies to Mr. Awuah-Darko
The Multimedia Group, owners of the Joy FM, Adom FM, Asempa FM and several other media outlets in the country, have extended their apologies to the former director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company (BOST), Kwame Awuah-Darko.
This follows the suit filed against Multimedia and the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong for defamation of character over the MP’s comments some weeks ago.
Mr. Agyapong, during an interview on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ program, alleged that the former BOST CEO was a corrupt official, with a hidden bank account containing funds of up $100,000,000; allegations the MP claimed he could prove.
Awuah-Darko’s camp subsequently filed a suit against Multimedia, Kennedy Agyapong and Kencity Media, which is owned by the MP, who also used the platform to spew more scathing allegations about the former BOST director.
In a report by The Herald news platform however, Multimedia's legal representatives, after ‘deliberations’ with the legal counsel for Awuah-Darko have reached an ‘understanding’ and have since retracted the claims made on their station.
According to a letter dated October 28, 2017, Multimedia through their legal counsel, offered its sincerest apologies to the former BOST director stating: “our clients unconditionally retract and apologise to your client for the broadcast of the 29th June, 2017, on Ekosii Sen on Asempa Fm.
That our clients have been unable to find proof of the claims made on said program by Hon. Kennedy Agyapong among others thus: ”Kwame Awuah-Darko, when we searched his account, we found 100 million dollars … He has run away , now living abroad ..These people are wicked people…
That our clients after a thorough process to validate said claims can now only express sincere regrets for allowing said platform to be used to propagate claims that remain without a scintilla of proof four months on.”
The document added that Multimedia has distanced themselves from the claims made during the program, and assured Awuah-Darko that such conduct will never be repeated again.
In an apology published across news outlets, Multimedia further stressed that all efforts to prove the validity of the of the claims by Kennedy Agyapong proved unsuccessful and apologized to Mr. Awah-Darko, while also retracting all claims made on their platform.
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