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General News of Monday, 16 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Today in 2011: Kennedy Agyepong sued for GH¢1m damages


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Alfred Woyome in 2011 prayed the Accra High Court for a perpetual injunction order to be placed on the NPP legislator, Kennedy Agyepong, to restrain him from ever using ‘uncharitable words’ against him and also demanded GhC1 million ($610,314) as damages.

Kennedy Agyepong tagged Alfred Woyome as “a thief, a corrupt conman, a criminal and a crook not worth trusting by President Mills”. Such statements according to Mr. Woyome’s lawyer, damaged the reputation of his client.

The Supreme Court in June 2019 ordered the sale of Mr. Woyome’s assets to defray the GH¢47.2 million debt he owes the state.

The Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has also disclosed that Alfred Woyome, when found guilty of the criminal charges against him, could face up to 10 years in jail in connection to the GhC42 million judgment debt awarded him in 2006 for the construction of stadia for CAN 2008.

Read the full story originally published on December 16, 2011, on Ghanaweb

A bankroller of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Woyome, has sued opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand Kennedy Agyepong for defamation and is demanding GhC1 million ($610,314) as damages.

Mr. Woyome is in court to muzzle the NPP MP for Assin North from using uncharitable words against him.

Mr. Agyepong is being dragged to the Accra High Court to cough out GhC1 million as damages for describing the NDC financier as “a thief, a corrupt conman, a criminal and a crook not worth trusting by President Mills.”

Woyome averred in his writ of summons that Mr. Agyepong rained the insults on him when he spoke to various radio and television stations in Ghana about a GhC42 million judgment debt awarded him for the termination of his appointment to renovate some stadia in the country ahead of Ghana’s hosting of the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

He is also praying the court for a perpetual injunction order to be placed on the NPP legislator restraining him from ever using such words against him.

The legal counsel for Woyome, Robertson Kpatsa told Citi News the suit is meant to cleanse his client’s image.

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