The Director-General of the National Sport Authority (NSA), Prof Peter Twumasi has initiated a legal suit in which he is demanding GH¢4,000,000 in damage against two staff of the Sports agency, which he heads.
He claims that Kwame Baa Mensah and Edmond Appiah, the defendants, had defamed him (plaintiff), when they (defendants) signed a petition to the NSA Board Chairman, asking the NSA boss to step aside for investigations into his conduct as Director-General of NSA.
The defendants had accused Prof Peter Twumasi of poor leadership, misuse of state resources, receipt of double salaries, procurement breaches, conflict of interest in the award of contracts, abuse of office and award of contracts to ghost and non-existing Companies.
Following these allegations, the plaintiff is claiming seven separate reliefs based on his conviction that the publication of the petition is malicious and a reckless attempt to soil his reputation.
The suit, filed before an Accra High Court by Fidato and Leale PRUC, an Accra-based law firm, is seeking a sum of GH¢4,000,000 in damages for the defamatory statement recklessly and maliciously published by the defendants in the letter dated June 20, 2022; aggravated and exemplary damages for the reckless and malicious publication of the said letter; compensatory damages for the reckless and malicious publication of the said letter, a retraction and unqualified apology by the defendants with the same prominence and circulation as the publication of the said letter.
The plaintiff is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents assigns, workmen, principals, servants assigns, allies or anyone claiming through or
under them or upon their instructions, directions or support from further publication of any further false derogatory, disparaging and or defamatory allegations and materials against the plaintiff.
Among the reliefs is the claim for payment of all expenses and costs associated with and incurred by the plaintiff in the suit including lawyer fees.Read Full Story