The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has been sued by businessman, and brother of the NDC flagbearer, Ibrahim Mahama for defamation.
Mr. Mahama, who is the founder of Engineers and Planners, is seeking damages to the tune of GHS5 million after Mr. Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi, purportedly claimed that he made his wealth from unlawful means.
Chairman Wontumi is alleged to have suggested that the businessman benefitted from stolen state funds when his brother, John Mahama, was President.
In the writ, Mr. Mahama quotes Chairman Wontumi, who was speaking on Wontumi TV, as saying:
“He has bought a car, it is said he has bought a car for Hajia for Real. Then he has bought a house and given it to her in addition, then he has snatched Kenpong’s girl. Because the money that [he has], it was when we just came into power, that his brother went and stole money for him. Do you understand?”
The editor of daillymailgh.com, Kenneth Mensah, has also been sued and is facing the same defamation claims for publishing Wontumi’s comments on his website.