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Kweku Baako slaps Ken Agyapong with a GH₵25M defamation suit

By Clement Edward Kumsah

The Editor in Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr has sued Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong for defamation.

Kweku Baako in his suit complained that Mr. Agyapong in July 2018 made some defamatory comments against him on some stations including how media platforms Net2 TV and Oman FM, and on Adom FM and Asempa FM.

Kweku Baako said the MP accused him of being corrupt, being a hypocrite, dishonest among others.

“Look, I have dared Kweku Baako. He is a very corrupt guy. Where is his paper? Kweku Baako is very corrupt; Kweku Baako is very corrupt in his paper. Kweku Baako is not a clean man that President would tolerate in his office anymore…. I said I have concluded that Kweku Baako is not clean…He’s a hypocrite….. Kweku Baako is not an honest man at all………I said he’s not a saint. Kweku Baako is not a saint. He’s evil…… Very evil man…He’s a very evil man,” Ken Agyapong said these, according to Kweku Baako’s writ.
Aside from demanding GHc25 million in general damages from the MP, Kweku Baako also wants the court to order Kennedy Agyapong to retract such utterances and render an unqualified apology to him.

“An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that he published the defamatory words, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words.”

He is also seeking an order of “a perpetual injunction restraining Ken Agyapong, his agents, assigns and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against the him [Kweku Baako].”

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