Private legal practitioner Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo has commended the judge who ruled on the defamation case brought by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas against Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, describing the ruling as “thorough.”
The court on Wednesday dismissed a GHC25 million defamatory suit by Anas against the lawmaker. In his application, Anas prayed to the court to award aggravated damages to compensate for alleged defamatory material published against him by Agyapong.
Justice Eric Baah held that Anas failed to prove that Agyapong defamed him by airing the documentary Who Watches the Watchman?
“The fact that you’re trying to give an explanation to what is before the court does not mean the court is bound by it, especially when you have failed to bring contrary evidence. You cannot then blame the court,” he said..
“The court actually considered every argument under the sun.”
Listen to Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo in the attached audio clip below:
Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra
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