Crime and Punishment

Court grants Afenyo-Markin’s reliefs in defamation suit against NDC MP aspirant

A court in the Central Region has granted the reliefs being sought by MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, in a defamation suit he brought against one James Kofi Annan.

James Kofi Annan is an aspiring MP for the area and is reported to have made statements at a press conference that are defamatory and slanderous.

Following from that, Mr Afenyo-Markin filed a defamation suit at the Winneba Magistrate Court.

After sitting on the matter, the court on Friday, August 28, 2020, gave its judgment, granting the reliefs sought my Mr Afenyo-Markin.

“The Defendant [James Kofi Annan] is hereby ordered to withdraw and apologise to the Plaintiff [Alexander Afenyo-Markin] using the same media he used in his press conference on 17th March 2020. These media outlets include Adom Tv, Joy Tv and United Television,” a part of the judgement sighted by GhanaWeb stated.

Mr Annan, at that press conference, alleged that Mr Afenyo-Markin had plotted an allegation of financial impropriety against him and that the Effutu MP was involved in a grand scheme to taint his image and to jeopardise his chances of winning the Effutu seat as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress.

Source; ghanaweb

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