The Minority in Parliament has sued the Member of Parliament for Assikuma-Odoben-Brakwa for defaming his colleague MPs.
The anti-corruption crusader has accused the Minority side, who were the Majority in the last Parliament, of taking $5,000 each as Ã¢â‚¬Å“incentivesÃ¢â‚¬Â for voting in favour of the agreement between Vodafone UK and the Government of Ghana last year, but the Minority has denied it.
The counsel for the Minority, Captain Nkrabea Effah-Dartey (retd), told Joy News that he has been instructed by his clients to issue a writ of summons against P.c. Appiah-Ofori.
He said, hopefully, by 9 am Tuesday, the suit would be filed in court.
The Editor-in-Chief of Enquirer newspaper, Raymond Archer, and Focal Media Limited, publishers of the Enquirer, were joined in the suit.
“Two Members of Parliament, one a former Member of Parliament and one a sitting MP, both New Patriotic Party, have given me instructions that I should issue a writ of Summons, Raymond Archer, Focal Media Limited and P.C. Appiah-Ofori for the issue that is published in the front page of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (Monday’s) Enquirer.”
The two NPP MPs will also pray the court to slap Mr. P.C Appiah-Ofori with a GHÃ‚Â¢1 million fine and refrain the paper from publishing further defamatory story as well as retracting the story.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The writ of summons has been fully prepared and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ready for filing,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ he said.
Meanwhile, Nkrabea Effah-Dartey has refrained from divulging the names of his clients until the writ is filed in the court as the law demands.
Story by Isaac Essel