Edward Akufo-Addo, the biological brother of President Nana Akufo-Addo has reportedly sued a broadcast journalist of Accra FM, Kwabena Bobbie Ansah as well as Class Media and two other persons for defamation.
He is demanding 10 million Ghana cedis in damages over the defamatory statements the defendants allegedly made on ‘The Citizen Show’ on Accra FM on May 29, 2021.
The defendants are said to have falsely claimed on the Class Media radio station that Edward Akufo-Addo as a businessman and Managing Director of Amaadi Cold Stores Limited has been using Ghana’s presidential jet, also known as ‘The Falcon’.
The statement of claim allegedly filed at the Accra High Court on Thursday June 3, 2021 and sighted by local media said:
‘Plaintiff avers that in the course of the program, the 3rd and 4th Defendants, aided and encouraged by 2nd Defendant, published of and concerning false and malicious statements about Plaintiffs alleged use of the Ghana Presidential Jet, also known as ‘theFalcon’.
In addition to seeking GH₵10 million compensation, Mr. Edward Akufo-Addo, popularly referred to as Bompty is demanding an apology and an order restraining the defendants from further denigrating him.