The Editor-in-chief of The New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has spoken about his delight at the fact that his integrity has been preserved by the Court, which ruled in his favour in a defamation suit against MP for Assin Central, Ken Agyapong.
“I am happy I chose to vindicate my integrity in the appropriate forum, a court of law and not on radio, television or social media, which is also an available option in a democratic space.
There is no oxygen of life for ugly noises and allegations, borne out allegations in a court of law, there, facts and evidence speak, not ugly noises and malicious allegation. I thank 20 months of the litigation in court. May Allah bless them all”.
Mr Baako sued the Member of Parliament for Assin Central for defamation in October 2018. He sought reliefs which included general damages in the sum of GH¢25million against Mr Agyapong.
In his statement of claim, Kweku Baako stated that, on July 18, 2018, and on several occasions thereafter, Mr Agyapong published several statements against him on Oman FM, Net 2 TV, Adom FM and Asempa FM which were defamatory.
On Friday morning – June 27, 2020 – the Accra High Court came out with its verdict and ruled in favour of Mr Baako.
The court has consequently given Mr Kennedy Agyapong 30 days to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame Kweku Baako. The damage was set at GH¢100,000 with the cost of GH¢30,000 against him.