Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has sued the National Communication Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for defamation.
Dr Opoku Prempah is asking the court to, among other things, award GHS1,000,000 in damages against Mr Gyamfi for widely circulating in the media that Mr Seidu Mba, one of the suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian girls in Kumasi was the Manhyia North MP’s errand boy.
Dr Opoku Prempeh also prayed the court to compel Mr Gyamfi to render an unqualified apology to him in seven days after the judgment.
In his statement of claim, he is seeking: “A declaration that the words complained of and published by the Defendant and contained in paragraph 14 herein, are defamatory of the Plaintiff’s character.
“An order of the honourable court directed at the defendant to publish an unqualified retraction and an apology with the same prominence of the defamatory words received within 7 days after the judgment.
“An order of the honourable court for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his agents, assigns, servants and any person claiming authority from the defendant from further making/or publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
“The sum of One million Ghana Cedis (GHS1,000,000) in damages for the defamation.”