Sports News of Friday, 9 February 2018
Sports presenters Patrick Osei- Agyemang, Kofi ‘Abatay’ Asare-Brako and media giants Multimedia Group Limited will appear before a Court on Monday over a gargantuan $2m defamation lawsuit brought by Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The case will be heard from Monday, 12 to 15 February at an Accra Fast Track court.
The GFA boss is suing Countryman Songo, Abatay and the media company for $2m in the defamation and libel lawsuit after ‘years of consistent lies and calculated negative campaigns’, Nyantakyi will tell on the court.
The case also connects with another presenter Kofi ‘Abatay’ Asare Brako who has left the radio station but also pursued a similar position of defaming the Ghana FA Boss during his days with Asempa FM.
Countryman Songo and the media company are required by the court to appear on Monday after Nyantakyi produced over 100 recordings of ‘scandalous lies calculated to defame him and the football federation’.
The recording dates back from 2012 until 2014 when Abatay was a presenter at Asempa FM before switching to Atinka FM. As such the two presenters are being held to account over their claims on Asempa FM against Nyantakyi.
The radio station and its parent company have also been accused of giving an unfettered platform to damage the reputation of Nyantakyi – as some it’s other Twi language stations to a similar line. The lawsuit claims false reports about Nyantakyi were “broadcasted by Asempa FM throughout the world” via the internet and has severely damaged his reputation and good name.
Led by one of Ghana’s best legal brains Teddy Sory, lawyers for Nyantakyi are seeking punitive damages for libelous statements calculated at damaging his reputation in the eyes of the public.