The Secretary to the Board of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Rev Kusi Boateng has filed an order of injunction against the MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa restraining him from further publications on him.
In a writ filed at the Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra, Rev Kusi Boateng prayed the court for, “an order of interim injunction to restrain the 1ST Respondent/ Respondent from making further public disclosures of the private information, documents, correspondence, communication and property belonging to the Applicant; and for such further order or orders as this Court deems fit,on the grounds contained in the supporting affidavit.”
Also cited in the writ is the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice as 2nd Respondent.
Below is the supporting affidavit:
It would be recalled that Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa has been making series of publications on Rev Kusi Boateng recently. These include allegations of illegal transfer of state funds meant for the construction of the National Cathedral into his (Rev Kusi Boateng’s) company account as well as having a double identity.
Mr. Ablakwa alleged that Rev Kusi Boateng has managed to secure state documents with the name Kwabena Adu Gyamfi bearing different dates of birth and name of mother.
Rev Victor Kusi Boateng also sued the legislator for defamation.
The Plaintiff in his statement of claim stated that the defendant [Mr Ablakwa’s] insinuations against him are “not only misleading but calculated to injure his reputation.”
For this reason, he demanded the following;
a. A declaration that the statements made by the Defendant, which have been particularized in paragraph 22 of the statement of claim, are defamatory;
b. An order directed at the Defendant to publish on the same platform that he published the defamatory words as well as a full page of the Daily Graphic Newspaper, on six consecutive occasions over a 6 month period, an unqualified retraction and an apology;
c. An order for perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant, his agents, assigns and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff;
d. General Damages for defamation;
e. Costs; and
f. Any other order(s) as this Honourable Court may deem fit
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