The Ranking Member of the Health Committee of Parliament Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has sued the Bono regional chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party Kwame Baffoe Abronye following claims that claims that the lawmaker demanded money from the Health Minister over the botched Sputnik V deal.
According to a report by starrfm online, the MP for Juaboso, who was part of the adhoc parliamentary committee that probed failed deal, is praying for “A declaration that the Plaintiff’s reputation has been injured by reason of the false, malicious, unjustifiable and reckless defamatory statement uttered by the 1st Defendant and further published by Oman 107.1 FM, promoted and sponsored by the 2nd Defendant.
“An order of the Honourable Court directed at the Defendants to publish an unqualified retraction and an apology on Oman 107.1 FM with the same prominence the defamatory words received within 7 days after the judgment”.
The suit is also demanding an “An order of the Honourable Court for perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants, their agents, assigns and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
“The sum of One Million Ghana Cedis (GH₵1,000,000.00) in general damages against the 1st Defendant.
“The sum of One Million Ghana Cedis (GH₵1,000,000.00) in general damages against the 2nd and 3rd Defendants”.