The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah-Kubi has dragged two of his constituents to court for defamation.

The MP is accusing Mr Peter Abaji and Mr Prince Kwaku Baah of making the defamatory comments on 5 April 2019 during a programme on a private radio station, Fire FM, as guest and host.

According to the first defendant, the MP, ever since his election, has “collected eight tranches of the MP’s Common Fund but has not used the money for a single project and has spent such money unreservedly, viz; ‘wadi sika no nyafunafu’ and collected close to GHS 7 billion on the Fulani issues and putting the common fund in his pocket for his personal use.”

According to Mr Appiah-Kubi, by reason of the defamatory statements made by the first defendant on the second defendant’s show, “he has lost a lot of grounds in his quest to hold himself up as the Member of Parliament for the Asante Akim North Constituency, and as a future candidate for his political party for the December 2020 General Elections, as some potential voters are shunning his company by reason of such derogatory and defamatory remarks”.

He is, therefore, praying the court to award him damages in the sum of GHS300, 000 – GHS200, 000 from the first defendant and GHS100, 000 from the second defendant.

Mr Appiah-Kubi also wants the court to ask the defendants to “retract with an apology, the defamatory statements uttered….” as well as any other “reliefs as the honourable court may deem fit.”

Source: ClassFM

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