Kweku Baako slaps Ken Agyapong with GH¢25m defamation suit

Kweku Baako slaps Ken Agyapong with GH¢25m defamation suit

- Kweku Baako has slapped Kennedy Agyapong with a GH¢25m defamatory suit

- Kweku Baako said Agyapong has made defamatory remarks about him which have affected his reputation

- He also prayed the court to restrain Agyapong from making subsequent defamatory remarks about him

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 Hon. Agyapong in the sum of GH¢25million, a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Graphic.com.gh has revealed.

In his statement of claim, Kweku Baako reportedly stated that on July 18, 2018 and several occasions thereafter, Kennedy Agyapong published several statements against him on Oman FM, Net 2 TV, Adom FM and Asempa FM which were defamatory.

Kennedy Agyapong

Kennedy Agyapong

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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] he failed to do so.

According to Kweku Baako, Kennedy Agyapong’s the assertions have affected his image and reputation in the eyes of “right-thinking” members of the society, hence his demand for the GH¢25m lawsuit as damages.

He is, therefore, seeking the court to order Mr Agyapong to retract his comments and render an unqualified apology to him.

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Kweku Baako 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.

Kennedy Agyapong and Kweku Baako have been at each other’s throat in recent times during the release of ‘Number 12’ by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Kennedy Agyapong called Anas and his boss, Kweku Baako, all sorts of names, and dragged them to court to place an injunction of the public viewing of that investigative piece.

However, his case was thrown out of the court, and the video was subsequently shown to the general public.

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