The President of Ghana Football Association’s $2 million defamatory suit against the Multimedia Group and two other journalists has been adjourned to Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
This is because the defendants’ counsel refused to file their defence after hearing was opened on Tuesday.
According to the counsel for the defendants, his clients have apologized for defaming the Ghana FA Boss and FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi hence deciding not to file for the defense.
He argued that the counsel for the plaintiff should read the apology along with the plaintiff and if they are dissatisfied, he will then file for defense for the full hearing of the case.
Counsel for the defendants (Songo, Abatay and Multimedia) pleaded with the court that the due process of issuing an apology to the Ghana FA Boss Nyantakyi has been followed and that they expect the plaintiffs’ counsel to acknowledge that.
Counsel for the plaintiff prayed the court that his chamber has not seen the said apology being alluded by the counsel for the defendants insisting, the hearing must start.
But the counsel for the defendants rebutted that the apology was rendered with the consent of a senior member in the chamber of the counsel for the plaintiff.
Both parties agreed that the next date of sitting should be November 29, 2016.
Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Tony Bebli