The High Court in Accra has dismissed an application from lawyers of Oliver Barker-Vormawor seeking the dismissal of a GHc10 million defamation suit from National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah.

This was after the Court presided over by Justice Joseph Adu Agyemang held that, the application was procedurally wrong and of no merit.

Kan Dapaah had on September 26 2024, filed a defamation suit against Barker-Vormawor and Claims against the Defendant among other things a “Recovery of the sum of GHc10 million as General Damages including Aggravated costs.”

This was after Barker-Vormawor had alleged that the Minister, together with Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance and a Brigadier General had offered him and some leaders of #FixTheCountry Movement $1 million to stop their activism.

Dissatisfied with the alleged claims from Barker-Vormawor, Mr. Kan Dapaah filed a defamation claims against Barker-Vormawor.


Kan Dapaah is seeking the following reliefs;

a. Defendant had absolutely no basis whatsoever for his defamatory statements.

b. Defendant was absolutely reckless by his defamatory statements as he showed no scintilla of evidence to support the defamatory statements.

c. Plaintiff has never had any other meeting with the Defendant beyond the aforementioned second meeting whether alone or in concert with others.

d. Notwithstanding the fact that Plaintiff has made it clear to Defendant that the statements are false, the Defendant has not offered the Plaintiff any apology or retraction. It is to be inferred that Defendant has failed to do so because he is indifferent to the truth and is simply reckless and malicious.

Source: Ghana/