- Kennedy Agyapong is pleading with of Abdul Malik Kweku Baako for an out of court settlement in a defamation suit brought against him
- Kweku Baako had sued Assin Central MP at the Accra High Court, seeking damages to the sum of GH¢25 million for defamation
- According to Mr Baako, the lawmaker defamed him on a radio talk show called Boiling Point
The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, is reportedly in talks with Abdul Malik -Kwaku Baako for an out-of-court settlement in a defamation suit brought against the legislator.
Mr. Baako has disclosed that the maverick lawmaker has been pleading with him to withdraw the case from court.
The veteran journalist made the revelation while speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show.
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“There have been attempts to do an out of court settlement at their initiative. Money is not the problem but I have already gone in the dock and given my testimony he came on to do his but it was truncated because the judge adjourned,” Mr. Baako said.
“There were other businesses she wanted to deal with but when we came back the next court day, they had come with an initiative seeking for an out of court settlement.”
Mr. Baako dragged the legislator to court and sued him for referring to him as “a very evil man”.
“You [referring to the plaintiff], Anas and your lawyer, yeah, they are real evil guys [referring to the plaintiff and Anas] … Kweku Baako will collapse NPP’s government should he allow it. Have you seen what he started with Charlotte Osei…?” Mr. Agyapong said on Oman FM.
“I said he is not a saint. Kweku Baako is not a saint. He is evil … very evil man … he’s a very evil man,” he added in a separate interview.
Mr. Baako is therefore seeking damages to the tune of GH¢25 million, while also praying the court to direct the lawmaker to retract and apologise for his defamatory statements.
The Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper said he finds some elements in Mr. Agyapong’s counter to be completely unacceptable.
“We have tried three times and I put in place terms of settlement. I propose terms of settlement for him to deal with but he came back with a counter of some small element which I find unacceptable…I find a certain element in his counter completely unacceptable.
“The judge has given us Monday, July 22 to come with some settlement. If we go and we are not able, she is indicated that she will settle the case 31st July before the courts go on vacation,” he added.
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