The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia says reports that he has been slapped with a cost of GHc600 in the GHc15 million cedi defamation case by the Board Chairman of the Audit Service, Professor Edward Dua-Agyeman is false.
The defamatory suit is in connection with Mr Asiedu Nketiah’s comments made during a radio interview which Prof Dua-Agyeman said was intended to damage his reputation.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah accused Prof Dua Agyeman who is a former Auditor General of churning out ‘fake’ audit reports based on which he was sacked by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) (ICAG).
According to Mr Dua-Agyeman, without basis or probable cause, Asiedu Nketiah “ostensibly sought to impugn the integrity, dignity and reputation of the plaintiff and to ridicule him in the eyes of right-thinking members of society.”
The plaintiff averred that Asiedu Nketia on October 2, 2018 made some unsubstantiated and disparaging statements on Accra-based radio station, Neat FM, accusing him of producing fake audit accounts in 1983 while he was at the Audit Service.
Appearing in Court Tuesday, lawyers for the plaintiff demanded a GHc 10, 000 fine against the NDC General Secretary but the Judge awarded a minimal cost of GHc600.
Speaking in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, ‘General Mosquito’ as affectionately called in politics said he is not aware of such charges as been speculated.
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“Who slapped me with GHC600? This is not true,” he told host Mac Jerry Osei Agyeman.
The NDC’s Chief Scribe did not give much details about the ruling but said there is no iota of truth in the publication.
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