High court makes Kweku Baako GhC130k richer

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Mr Agyapong had used words deemed by Kweku Baako Jnr as defamatory against him and further dared Baako to pursue a lawsuit against him.

Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, has won a case against Mr Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, in a defamation suit.

On Friday, an Accra High court ruled in favour of Kweku Baako Jnr, slapping Mr Kennedy Agyapong with GhC100, 000 damages and a cost of GhC30,000 totaling GhC130,000 for making defamatory comments against seasoned journalist Kweku Baako Jnr.

Mr Agyapong had used words deemed by Kweku Baako Jnr as defamatory against him and further dared Baako to pursue a lawsuit against him.

He has been given a 30-day ultimatum by the court to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame Kwaku Baako.

Assin Central MP Mr Kennedy Agyapong was sued by Kweku Baako in 2018 at the Accra High Court over defamatory comments at an Accra-based radio station on different occasions.

Mr Kennedy Agyapong is quoted to have said “You [referring to the plaintiff], Anas and your lawyer, yeah, they are real evil guys [referring to the plaintiff and Anas] … Kweku Baako will collapse NPP’s government should he allow it. Have you seen what he started with Charlotte Osei…?”

 

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