- Hackman Owusu Agyemang wins his suit against the Daily Post publishers and its senior editor
- The suit was against a defamatory article published by the newspaper with an apparent support from a political observer, Haruna Mahama
The chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Hackman Owusu Agyemang has been awarded damages of up to GHC 800,000 by an Accra High Court.
The suit was won against the Publishers of the Daily Post newspaper, and its Editor-in-Chief, Michael Dokosi.
The court found the defendants guilty of defamation, and ordered them to retract the story they published on the COCOBOD chairman, as well as issue an apology on the front page of the newspaper in two weeks.
Mr. Owusu Agyemang filed a suit for GHC 5 million against the publication and a political observer, Haruna Mahama for defamatory comments against him.
They alleged that the COCOBOD chairman had recorded and leaked a tape of a meeting between Former President Kufuor, some party bigwigs and some clergymen.
In a report by Citi FM, the the defendants had further accused Mr. Owusu Agyemang of using the recording to ‘shame’ the former president whom they claimed did not want the success of Nana Akufo-Addo.
Hackman had sought among other things in his suit, “damage for libel in the sum of GHc 5 million, an order of perpetual injunction to restrain the Defendants, whether by themselves, their agents, servants, workmen, privies or any of them or otherwise from further writing, printing, publishing and/or causing to be written, printed and published the said words or similar statements defamatory of the plaintiff.”
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