Businessman and Managing Director of Amaadi Cold Stores Limited, Edward Akufo-Addo has sued host of Accra FM, Kwabena Bobbie Ansah, the Class Media Group, and two others for defamation.
The defendants are said to have claimed that the plaintiff has been using Ghana’s presidential jet, also known as ‘The Falcon’.
The 1st Defendant is Class Media Group, 2nd defendant Kwabena Bobbie Ansah.
The 3rd defendant, who allegedly made the allegation, “touts himself as the Executive Director of a group called the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, whereas the fourth defendant also touts himself as the Executive Director of a group called the Good Governance and Advocacy Group Ghana.
Mr. Edward Akufo-Addo, popularly referred to as Bompty, is therefore demanding ten million Ghana cedis in damages, an apology, and an order restraining the defendants from further denigrating him.
According to the plaintiff, the said defamatory statements were made on ‘The Citizen Show’ on an Accra FM on May 29, 2021.
The program also aired on Accra FM’s Facebook page, Sunyani and Taadi FM, all of which are owned by the 1st defendant, Class Media Group.
According to Bompty, the claims also suggest that at the expense of the state and the Ghanaian taxpayer, he uses the Presidential Jet for his personal business unrelated to the official state duties.
He said the claims also give the impression that, he Bompty travelled on the Presidential Jet to Abuja for his personal business, while the President of Ghana was in France on official duty.
The Plaintiff said “the words complained of are utterly false and a product of the Defendant’s malicious imagination and were calculated solely to disparage him and bring his name into opprobrium.
”He further noted that although he is the brother of the President, “he holds no public office and has never had personal use of the Presidential Jet (the Falcon).
”He also pointed out that, “even though members of his family played paramount roles in public service in Ghana, he has throughout his life endeavored to the private life devoid of public eyes, and has succeeded until the impugned publication by the Defendants.”