The Kumasi High Court has ordered former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah to pay Chairman Wontumi a whopping GHC150,000.
The former Minister who served under former President John Mahama was in court demanding $10million in damages for defamation against Bernard Antwi Bosiako, also known as Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Spio-Garbrah sued Chairman Wontumi and added his media outlet, Wontumi Multimedia Company as second defendant for allegedly calling him (Dr Spio-Garbrah) a thief on his Wontumi TV and radio station.
The defendant had stated in his response to the suit that his pronouncement was not actuated by malice and that he was only interpreting the statement made by former Lands Minister, Inusah Fuseini.
Mr Bosiako was quoted in the suit as saying, “All that Inusah Fuseini is saying is that even him, Inusah Fuseini is a thief. If you mention Spio-Garbrah’s name, he is a thief, Sylvester Mensah is a thief, Johsua Alabi is a thief, all their Presidential candidates are thieves, so if John Mahama is a thief, then let us allow him to continue stealing.”
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