Member of Parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam, Hon. Ato Forson, has dragged Hon.Kennedy Agyapong to court for claiming he [Ato Forson] was behind a plot to murder the Member of Parliament for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison.
Mr Forson states that Kennedy Agyapong and his Kencity Media Company defamed his personality once they published the false report that he’s the mastermind behind the alleged plot to kill the Agona West MP — a matter which is currently under investigation.
Kennedy Agyapong, who is himself MP for Assin Central, alleged on ‘The Seat’ a programme on Net 2 TV – owned by Kencity – on Monday, October 26, 2020, that suspects arrested within the ongoing case told the police during interrogations that they were contracted by Ato Forson to hold out the killing that was foiled by police.
In a swift action, Ato Forson, opposition MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam and a former a Deputy minister said in an exceedingly suit dated October 27 and sighted by Pataapa.com that the comments made by Mr Agyapong on his Net 2 TV are libellous and with no justification.Mr Forson says Kencity Media Ghana and Mr Agyapong have injured his image “and brought his hard-won reputation into hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach.
“The Minority MP says the comments will cause the right-thinking members of the society to question his integrity, especially as a Member of Parliament and a former government official.”
The defamatory words were uttered, broadcast and published by the Defendants recklessly and not caring about the irreparable damage which will be caused to the reputation of the Plaintiff.”The defamatory words were uttered, broadcast or publicised without caution in a very malicious manner with intent to cause damage and injury to the Plaintiff’s hard-earned reputation,” Mr Forson said in his Statement of Claim.
Among other things, he wants the court to order the Kencity Media to pay GH¢500,000 normal damages to him.He also wants Ken Agyapong to be ordered by the court to pay GH¢300,000 general damages and a further GH¢600,000 to be paid by both defendants as a punitive measure.
Credit; Ghana Web