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General News of Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Prophet Badu Kobi sues DJ Oxygen, two others for defamation

Prophet Badu Kobi is General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church Prophet Badu Kobi is General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church

General Overseer of the Glorious Wave Church, Prophet Badu Kobi, has sued controversial radio owner and CEO of Oxy FM, Alfred Kwame Larbi aka DJ Oxygen for defamation. He also sued media firms, Rainbow Radio and Ghanaweb.

The Plantiff’s claim is for: Compensatory damages not excluding aggravated damages, exemplary and special damages for defamation to be accessed by the court. He is also seeking general damages for all reasonable expenses incurred by Plantiff including court costs and reasonable and necessary legal fees.

He is also seeking an order of court upon the defendants to publicly retract the defamatory statements and publications and render unqualified apology to the Plantiff clearly stating that all the allegations levelled against Plantiff are false through the same medium as that was used to defame the Plantiff and publish same on all other networks as shall be directed by the court and within a time limit set by court.

It can be recalled that DJ Oxy in an interview on Rainbow radio claimed that Prophet Badu Kobi gave him a photograph of a man with a striking resemblance to President Akuffo Addo.

The purpose was to publicly say that the man was an illegitimate son of President Nana Addo. This was in exchange for favours including a private jet from then President Mahama. But the man of God has rubbished the allegations and described them as unfortunate.

The Plantiff is also seeking an injunction restraining the defendants and each of them whether by themselves, their servants, employees, agents, privies, representatives or otherwise from further making/airing/transmitting or publishing/propagating such defamatory statements as specified in the statement of claim or any other defamatory statements against the Plantiff.’’