- Lawyers for Roland Agambire, are demanding a retraction and an apology from the Finder newspaper
- According to the lawyers the newspaper publications about their client is defamatory
Group Chairman of Rlg Communications, Roland Agambire has threatened legal action against the Finder newspaper for a publication which accused him of failing to honour his tax obligations.
In a statement, through his lawyers, Mr Agambire is demanding that the newspaper retracts and apologises for putting out false information about him, or be subjected to a lawsuit.
In his view, the June 21 publication by the Finder newspaper on its front page which reported that he was being chased by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for tax evasion was defamatory and damaging to his reputation.
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A journalist of the Finder newspaper, John Elliot Hagan, reported last week that "Mr Agambire has been at the centre of tax default with one of his subsidiary companies, ACI Construction Company Limited."
The report further claimed that Mr Agambire had gone missing after being declared wanted by the national tax regulatory agency for evading tax "to a tune of GHC14,312,974.19 within a period of one year."
However, the matter has now taken another twist after lawyers of the Rlg Communications chairman called on the Finder newspaper to retract and apologise for the accusations levelled against their client or face legal action.
They contend that the said publication constitutes defamation and contempt, hence are demanding that the paper issues a rejoinder on its front page to retract the publication within three working days after receiving their notice.
A section of the statement read: "The defamatory publication has had a damaging effect on the reputation of our client by lowering him in the estimation of right-thinking members of the public and exposing him to public ridicule and contempt."
ACI Construction Company Limited is part of 14 other companies in Accra and Kumasi that are reported to have failed to honour their tax obligations and are being chased by the national tax regulatory agency, GRA.
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