Media General Limited, Operators of TV3, Onua TV, Onua FM, 3FM and Blessed Godsbrain Smart aka Captain Smart has been sued by Broadcaster and Board Chairman of Airport Company Limited, Paul Adom-Otchere from alleged defamation comments made against his person.
Adom-Otchere is, among other things, demanding GH¢10 million as compensation for the damages caused to his reputation following some comments made against him by Captain Smart on Onua FM/TV.
The host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV claims the plaintiff on August 26, 2022, made defaming comments against him and also accused him of being a corrupt journalist on Onua FM/TV’s “Onua Maakye” show.
The Ghana Airport Company Board Chairman among other things wants the court to uphold that the remarks by Captain Smart are defamatory and award “damages in the sum of 10 million Ghana cedis for the defamatory statements made by 1st Defendant on Onua TV and Onua FM.”
He is also asking “compensatory damages for the damage done to his reputation and aggravated damages for the reckless and malicious publication of the defamatory words.”
He is also seeking an order from the court directing the defendants to retract and apologise for the comments “on all media platforms operated by the 2nd defendant” as well as an “injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing and causing to be published the said similar words defamatory of the plaintiff.”
In a related defamation suit, the the Works and Housing Minister, Francis Asenso-Boakye has sued the host of Onua TV’s morning show, Blessed Godsbrain Smart aka Captain Smart and Media General Limited.
According to him, Captain Smart published false news about him and has failed to retract and apologise.
In a writ issued on Tuesday, September 6, he wants an Accra High Court to order the defendants (Captain Smart and OnuaTV) to pay him a total of GH₵10million for an alleged defamatory publication.
“A declaration that the words complained of in paragraph 9 and published by the 1st Defendant on the 2nd Defendant’s platforms are defamatory of the Plaintiff’s character.”
Again, the Bantama MP also wants “An order of the Honourable court for a perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant, it’s agents, assigns, servants and any person claiming authority through it from utilising it’s platforms for the propagation of false and malicious statements about the Plantiff.”
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