Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages. 2023
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Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.

Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.

 

Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.
Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.

Paul Adom-Otchere, a broadcaster as well as the Board Chairman of Ghana Airport Company Limited, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Blessed Godsbrain Smart, also known as Captain Smart, as well as Media General Ghana Limited.

Adom-Otchere is seeking, among other things, compensation in the amount of GH10 million for the damage that was done to his reputation as a result of the comments that Captain Smart made about him on Onua FM/TV.

Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.
Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.

On August 26, 2022, when the plaintiff was hosting “Onua Maakye” on Onua FM/TV, the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV claims that the plaintiff made defamatory comments against him and also accused him of being a corrupt journalist. The plaintiff is the defendant in this case.

 

Unhappy with the comments, Mr. Adom-Otchere, who has been the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV since 2001, stated that the publication tainted his image and brought down his reputation in the eyes of well-meaning individuals in society. He was unhappy with both of these outcomes.

 

The broadcaster argued in his writ that the insulting statements have made him appear contemptible in front of his peers and other right-thinking citizens. The writ was filed with the High Court.

Paul Adom-Otchere files a defamation lawsuit against Captain Smart and Media General, seeking GH10 million in damages.

 

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Airport Company wants, among other things, for the court to rule that the statements made by Captain Smart constitute defamatory speech and to award “damages in the sum of 10 million Ghana cedis for the defamatory statements made by 1st Defendant on Onua TV and Onua FM.”

 

In addition to this, he is asking for “compensatory damages for the damage done to his reputation and aggravated damages for the negligent and malicious publication of the defamatory comments.”

 

In addition to this, he is asking the court to issue an order directing the defendants to retract and apologize for the comments “on all media platforms operated by the 2nd defendant.” He is also asking for a “injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing and causing to be published the said similar words defamatory of the plaintiff.”

 

 

 

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