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GHS100K Defamation Appeal: I’ve the stamina to endure protracted litigation -Kweku Baako

Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto

Managing Editor of The New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has said that he has requisite stamina to endure protracted litigation with the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

Lawyer for Kennedy Agyapong, Ralph Agyapong in an interview on Accra-based Net2TV said the Assin Central Member of Parliament is ready to appeal the defamation case to the highest level.

He said “If there is a judgment, after one week the judgment ceases. So after one week if you have any processes you can go ahead with it. As I speak to you, that Judgement will be a subject of appeal from Monday because as I speak, the notice of appeal is ready. So If it becomes subject of appeal, there’s a process called a stay of execution pending an appeal.

So with the Judgement by the High Court, we will send a motion to the court to tell the judge to hold on to that so we deal with the Appeal and If the High Court does not agree to this, we have the opportunity to go to the court of Appeal. If we go to the court of Appeal and they don’t agree we will go to the supreme court so with all these steps it’s not a small ladder and it’s not easy. That is why we have the three wise men so at the three wise men level you’ll see three justices who will Judge on whether the High Court erred of not. They can agree to the High Court ruling or overturn it. We have a long way to go so he shouldn’t think we are done”.

In response, Abdul Kwaku Baako in a post sighted by MyNewsGh.com has stated that he is ready to go every length to safeguard his integrity and he is of the strongest conviction that his integrity will win over name-calling.

“This is the judgment that would be a subject of appeal as indicated by Mr. Kennedy Agyapong’s lawyer, Mr. Ralph Agyapong. An appeal is an option guaranteed by law. And must be respected by all. I have the requisite stamina to endure protracted litigation. It doesn’t matter how long it takes the courts to make a final determination, judgment day shall come. And INTEGRITY shall triumph over UGLY NOISES and MALICIOUS ALLEGATIONS! TRUST ME!!!”.

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe found the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong ‘guilty’ of defaming Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper Abdul Malik Kweku Baako. He was given up to 30 days to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame the veteran journalist fined GHS100, 000 in damages plus the cost of GHS30, 000

 

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