Kweku Baako Jnr Wins Defamation Case Against Kennedy Agyapon …
The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr has won a defamation suit he filed against Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, in October 2018.
Kweku Baako in his suit noted that Mr. Kennedy Agyapong the outspoken Assin Central MP in July 2018 made some defamatory comments against him on some radio stations including his own media platforms on Oman FM and Net2 TV.
The Accra High Court hearing the case, today, Friday, June 26, 2020, gave Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong 30 days to retract and apologise to Kweku Baako three times on the platforms he used to defame the veteran journalist on.
Instead of the GHS25 million demanded by Kweku Baako, the court awarded GHS100, 000 damages instead and a cost of GHS30, 000.
He said the MP accused him of being hypocrite, corrupt, dishonest among others. Kweku Baako Jnr demanded GHS25 million in general damages from the MP.
Kweku Baako also wanted the court to order Kennedy Agyapong to retract such utterances and render an unqualified apology to him.
“An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that he published the defamatory words, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words.”