General News of Thursday, 31 May 2018
Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has given musician Kwame A Plus an ultimatum to issue an apology and retract comments he deems defamatory.
Mr Asenso-Boakye’s lawyer, Samson Lardy Anyenini, in a letter dated 30 May 2018 stated that, they are expecting a written retraction and apology which must be delivered within seven days from the date of the letter.
The letter also specified that, the retraction and apology “must be given the same publicity and prominence as the defamatory claims and must be unequivocal, unconditional and subject to the prior approval of our client and his Solictors”.
“We have firm instructions to, without further notice to you and upon your failure, neglect or refusal to fully satisfy our client’s demands herein, take out a suit and hold you, and such as are carelessly and maliciously repeating the false claims, liable,” the letter added.
The letter indicated that Kwame A Plus, a supporter and critic of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has authored and circulated a series of statements and referred to Mr Asenso-Boakye as “being ‘corrupt’ among other defamatory claims directly and by innuendo obvious to your audience”.
The letter further explained “that said falsehood maliciously publicised attracted and continue to attract similar damaging comments from your audiences and as far as those defamatory statements have been circulated and republished”.