The Founder and flagbearer of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor and Wontumi Communications Limited in the Ashanti region have been sued for defaming a former Parliamentary Candidate in Asante Akim North on the ticket of the NDC, Mary Awusi.
In a suit, the plaintiff is demanding a total of 1,000, 000 Ghana cedis from the defendants for claiming that the plaintiff was having an affair with former President John Mahama.
Among the declarations being sought by the plaintiff include;
A declaration that the words uttered and published by the 1st Defendant in the interview AS PLEADED IN PARAGRAPHS 11 AND 12 in the statement of claim are defamatory.
A declaration that the words uttered and published by the 1st,2nd and 3rd Defendants AS PLEADED IN PARAGRAPHS on the 20th August 2020 are defamatory of the Plaintiff.
A declaration that the Plaintiff’s reputation has been injured by reason of the false, malicious, unjustifiable, and reckless defamatory statement uttered by the 1st Defendant and further repeated in her interview with the 2nd Defendant on the platforms operated by the 3rd Defendant.
An order of the Honourable Court directed at the Defendants to publish an unqualified retraction and an apology on the Platforms operated by the 3rd Defendants with the same prominence the defamatory words received within 14 days after the judgment.
An order of the Honourable Court for an interlocutory and perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants, their agents, assigns, and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
The sum of Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵300,000.00) in general damages against the 1st defendant. The sum of One Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 100,000) in general damages against the 2nd Defendant for using his radio program to publish the defamatory statements of the 1st defendant.
The sum of Six Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵600,000.00) as punitive damages against the Defendants.