Managing Editor of the Crusading Guide newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako is demanding GH₵25 million in damages from Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, among other reliefs, for alleged defamation.
In a suit filed at an Accra High Court and dated October 11, 2018, Kweku Baako alleges that the Assin Central MP is responsible for the publication of several statements that defamed him.
“The Plaintiff says that on the 18th July, 2018; 20th July, 2018; 25th, July 2018 and 21st, August, 2018 and on several occasions thereafter, the Defendant caused to be publish, on Net2 TV, Adom FM, Oman FM and Asempa FM several statements against the Plaintiff which are defamatory.
“The Plaintiff avers that on the 18th July, 2018, on the Net2 station in a dialogue with the host, Abedi Anim, the Defendant said of the Plaintiff in both Twi and English language which is fully transcribed in English as follows:
“Look, I have dared Kweku Baako. He is a very very corrupt guy. Where is his paper? Kweku Baako is very corrupt, Kweku Baako is very very corrupt in his paper…”, portions of the law suit sighted by 3news reads.
Kweku Baako argues that it has taken him many years to build and sustain a reputation in both media and democracy advocacy for which reason he is seeking an order to restrain the defendant and his affiliates from publishing any further defamatory statements about him.