Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has sued the National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi for defamation.

Mr. Gyamfi alleged that one of the suspects, Seidu Mba, arrested in connection with the kidnapping of the two Canadian women in Kumasi was an errand boy of the Minister.

Dr. Prempeh, popularly known as Napo, is demanding GhC1,000,000 in damages for the “defamatory comments” having offered Mr. Gyamfi a chance to apologise over the comments.

He also wants the NDC mouthpiece to render an unqualified apology to him in seven days after the judgment.

“A declaration that the words complained of and published by the Defendant and contained in paragraph 14 herein, are defamatory of the Plaintiff’s character,” Napo said in his statement of claim.

“An order of the honourable court directed at the defendant to publish an unqualified retraction and an apology with the same prominence of the defamatory words received within 7 days after the judgment.

“An order of the honourable court for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his agents, assigns, servants and any person claiming authority from the defendant from further making/or publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.

“The sum of One million Ghana Cedis (GHS1,000,000) in damages for the defamation,” it added.

Source: Ghana/