The Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), Alfred Obeng, is demanding GhC5 million in damages from a member of the communications team of the National Democratic Congress Sammy Gyamfi.
Mr. Obeng has sued Gyamfi for maligning his reputation on live TV.
According to Mr. Obeng, the defendant called him a thief before right thinking members of society which has dented his image coupled with psychological stress.
In his statement of claim, the plaintiff demanded: “General/Compensatory and special damages as a result of damages or injury caused to the reputation of the plaintiff by the utterances, broadcast or publications by the defendant of words about the plaintiff to the effect that plaintiff is a thief and engaging in thievery at BOST as well as being a criminal engaging in criminal activity.
“An order of injunction restraining the defendant whether by himself, his servants or agents or otherwise from further uttering, broadcasting, or causing to be published or broadcast words or any words and images in any manner whatsoever either directly or indirectly implying or suggesting that plaintiff was a thief, engaging in rampant thievery at BOST, a criminal and engaging in criminal activity.”
Below is the Writ of Summons: