Saanie Daara and Anas battle in court as Daara files defence suit in response to Anas' defamation claim

Saanie Daara and Anas battle in court as Daara files defence suit in response to Anas' defamation claim

Former GFA spokesperson, Sannie Daara, has failed to file a defense suit for a case that investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas filed against him.

Saanie Daara and two others were sued by Anas Aremeyaw Anas for defamation to the tune of GH₵25 million.

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Saanie Daraa. Source: Citifmonline.com
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Anas in November 2018, ordered his lawyers to file a defamation action against Daara, Ridwan Ibrahim Asante and Mohammed Sabiru Sannie, all of Ghanasoccernet.com.

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Anas, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tiger Eye PI sued Daara for using his website, Ghanasoccernet.com to allegedly defame and publish untruths about him and his Tiger Eye firm.

Court records show that Daara and his lawyer failed to file an appearance within the stipulated period causing lawyers for Anas and Tiger Eye PI to file for judgment in default of appearance.

However, Daara caused appearance to be filed on his behalf to avoid judgment in default of appearance.

Anas and lawyers then withdrew the judgment in default of appearance application.

But, the Court awarded a cost of GH₵4,500 against Daara and the two other defendants.

Having entered appearance, Daara had the legal obligation to file his statement of defence within 14 days.

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However, this window of opportunity is said to have eluded Daara and his lawyer who did not file the defence within the stipulated time.

Anas and Daara began their brawl after the release of Number 12 documentary by Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team which led to the sacking of former GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi and some others.

Daara has sued Tiger Eye PI, Anas and Attorney General for breach of privacy in relation to the Number 12 documentary.

The respondents (Anas and his team) have responded to the suit and accordingly filed their witness statement opposing the relics being sought by Daara.

Daara prayed the Court to dismiss the witness statement tendered on behalf of the respondents by their lawyers as hearsay.

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