Court tosses out Spio-Garbrah’s $10m slander suit against Chairman Wontumi

The Kumasi High Court has excused a $10 million slander suit brought before it by a previous Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah against the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako prominently known as Chairman Wontumi.

The court has likewise granted an expense of GH¢150,000 against Dr. Spio-Garbrah.

Dr. Spio-Gabrah documented the suit after Chairman Wontumi said something on his Wontumi TV and radio broadcast in Kumasi, where he purportedly depicted the offended party as a “criminal” in front of the 2020 general races.

Dr. Ekwow Spio-Gabrah additionally sued the media stage, Wontumi Multimedia Company Limited.

The offended party, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, and the respondent, Chairman Wontumi, alternated and mounted the observer box where they were interviewed.

Dr. Spio-Garbrah noticed that the proclamation Chairman Wontumi made about him was slanderous and was expressed without alert in a vindictive way with the expectation to make harm and injury his well deserved worldwide standing.

The offended party evaluated the worth of his worldwide standing as being in overabundance of $10 million, consequently mentioning that sum as pay.

During Chairman Wontumi’s interrogation, he said he just deciphered an explanation by previous NDC Member of Parliament, Inusah Fuseini.

Conveying the judgment today, Thursday, 28th July 2022, the court decided that Chairman Wontumi’s words on Dr. Spio-Garbrah were not noxious.

It likewise expressed that it has excused the case on the grounds that the reliefs being looked for by Plaintiff were not validated.

Responding to this, the legitimate group for Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah says it is disheartened in the decision and is engaging the choice right away.

The legal advisor for Dr. Spio-Garbrah, Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo tells Citi News they are likewise engaging against the choice to grant an expense against his client.

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