Regardless of Media apologises to Ibrahim Mahama over Owusu Bempah’s slanderous feedback

Despite Media apologises to Ibrahim Mahama over Owusu Bempah’s slanderous comments

Common Information of Saturday, 17 October 2020

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Regardless of Media has apologised to businessman Ibrahim Mahama for permitting its platform for use by Communications Director of the Ghana Gasoline Firm Restricted Ernest Owusu Bempah to defame him.

It comes after the courtroom presided by Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa (Excessive Courtroom, Accra) final yr delivered a judgement in opposition to Ernest Owusu Bempah and Regardless of Media.

The apology was rendered on all their platforms on Thursday, October 15, 2020, and Friday, October 16, 2020. Regardless of Media thanked Mr Ibrahim Mahama for waving the courtroom nice on them and likewise for accepting their apology with the warning of go and sin no extra.

With Ernest Owusu Bempah, execution of the total judgement has been entered in opposition to him to pay or honour all of the reliefs pronounced in opposition to him together with the financial nice.

The CEO of Engineers and Planners, Mr Ibrahim Mahama, in 2018 sued the Communications Director of the Ghana Nationwide Gasoline Firm, Ernest Owusu Bempah, together with the Regardless of Group of Corporations – homeowners of personal TV station UTV for defamation.

The courtroom presided by Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa (Excessive Courtroom, Accra) in 2019, granted all of the reliefs besides the price of GH¢2 million which the choose awarded GH¢300,000.

They’ve additionally been directed to publish a retraction and apology within the Each day Graphic and on the identical platform, these defamatory phrases had been used in opposition to the plaintiff.

They’re additionally to take away the stated defamatory materials in regards to the plaintiffs from all archives.

The choose additionally warned communicators who go on media platforms to malign harmless individuals to desist from such acts as a result of that ll not be tolerated.

“Ernest Owusu Bempah by publishing these phrases directed on the individual of Ibrahim Mahama, he has defamed him. I shall proceed to grant judgment in favour of the Plaintiff, Ibrahim Mahama. As we transfer in the direction of subsequent yr’s election, we should be guided,” Justice Georgina Datsa stated in 2019 ruling.

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