Musician, Kwame Asare Obeng will have to brace himself for series of legal battles after being slapped with another suit barely a month after Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful sued him for defamation.

The woes of the musician known in showbiz as A Plus have deepened as another one is said to be coming from Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye who had earlier through his lawyer, Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini demanded a retraction and an apology for comments he described as defamatory.

A Plus it would be recalled weeks ago was accused of  waging  a sustained crusade with intent to damage and falsely damaging the reputation of Asenso-Boakye using social media..”

His [Asenso Boakye] lawyers aver that since the issue of the Ghana Football Association President came up, A Plus has used that matter too, as an opportunity to do more damage to the reputation of their client in addition to what damage he has inflicted in the past.

“In their words, A Plus has recently resumed the complained conduct after Police commenced investigations into alleged criminal conduct against President of the Ghana Football Association”, pointing out to him specifics; “you have since authored and circulated a series of statements and referred to our client as being “corrupt” among other defamatory claims directly and by innuendo obvious to your audience”. The lawyer said and ordered he apologizes within 7 days or incur their wrath.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) sympathizer, however, refused saying he could not be gagged by lawsuits leading to the latest action by the Asenso Boakye who is making demands for the following reliefs:

A declaration that the statements/publications complained about as having been authored and publicized by Defendant on or about the 27th day of August 2017 and on or about the 22nd and 23rd days of May 2018 as particularized in Statement of Claim and indorsed on the Writ of summons by way of an attachment are defamatory of Plaintiff and same have gravely injured Plaintiff’s reputation.

An Order for an unconditional retraction and an unqualified apology for the said defamatory statements/publications, doing so in the Daily Graphic newspaper, and for same to be given equal prominence as the complained statements/publications within 14 days from the day of judgment.

An Order that the contents of relief (ii) above be subject to the prior approval of Plaintiff, and for Defendant to also post same on all his social media pages and give same equal prominence as the complained statements/publications within 14 days from the day of judgment.

An Order of perpetual injunction restraining Defendant from any further statements/publications as complained about herein.

General damages.

Aggravated and exemplary damages of 8,000.000.00 (Eight Million Ghana Cedis).

Compensatory damages of GHC 12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million Ghana Cedis) for injury to character and reputation.

Costs including legal fees.

Further or other reliefs as the Court may deem fit.

 

Source:MyNewsGH.com

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