Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu has sued Justice Kwaku Annan, host of ‘The Seat’ of Net 2 Television for defamation.
Mr Asante-Apeatu is asking the court for damages; costs, including lawyers fees over defamatory comments made by Mr Annan in a June 16, 2021 broadcast which he avers injured his reputation as a well-known retired IGP of Ghana and a forensic specialist.
According to the statement of claim, Mr Annan in the broadcast suggested that the IGP is a fence for criminals in Nigeria and Ghana, harbours as well as works in cahoots with criminals and is on the payroll of top criminals in Ghana.
“The plaintiff avers that the words complained of are utterly false, products of the defendant’s imagination and were mischievously calculated by the defendant to disparage the plaintiff and to create disaffection for him and to bring him into odium in the eyes of right-thinking members of the Republic and the global community,” the suit reads.
“In consequence, the plaintiff’s reputation has been egregiously damaged and he has suffered debilitating distress and embarrassment. Further, he has been inundated with numerous calls from professional associates, journalists, social relations and friends and outright strangers, and he has had to answer very mortifying questions”.