Managing Editor of The New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has noted that he has the endurance for a protracted litigation with Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
Lawyer for Mr Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong had disclosed in an interview Net2 TV that the Assin Central Member of Parliament is ready to appeal the defamation case to the highest level.
“If there is a judgement, after one week the judgement ceases. So after one week if you have any processes you can go ahead with it. As I speak to you, that Judgement will be a subject of appeal from Monday because as I speak, the notice of appeal is ready. So If it becomes subject of appeal, there’s a process called a stay of execution pending an appeal.
Responding to this, Malik Kweku Baako stated in a post that he is unbothered and ready to face Mr Agyapong in court no matter how long it takes for justice to prevail.
“This is the judgment that would be a subject of appeal as indicated by Mr Kennedy Agyapong’s lawyer, Mr. Ralph Agyapong. Appeal is an option guaranteed by law. And must be respected by all. I have the requisite stamina to endure a protracted litigation. It doesn’t matter how long it takes the courts to make a final determination, judgment day shall come. And INTEGRITY shall triumph over UGLY NOISES and MALICIOUS ALLEGATIONS ! TRUST ME!!!,” the post read.
An Accra high court had found Kennedy Agyapong guilty of defamation against Mr Baako and ordered him to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame the veteran journalist within 30 days.
In addition, he’s supposed to pay a fine of GHS100,000 in damages plus cost of GHS30,000.