GHC10m defamation case: Barker-Vormawor sets 17 questions for Kan Dapaah to admit to

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Political activist, Oliver Barker-Vormawor has filed an application at the High Court seeking the National Security Minister to admit to some 17 questions.

His request to the Court titled, “Request to admit facts” filed on February 13, 2024, is about Albert Kan Dapaah’s GHc10 million defamation suit against him.

The National Security Minister has accused the former FixTheCountry Movement Convener of defamation and has initiated legal action against him.

National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah filed the defamation suit over some comments made by Barker-Vormawor which the Minister alleges defamed him.

The action of Kan Dapaah comes on the back of some allegations made by the Fix-The-Country Convener that the National Security and some government officials had met him and offered him money to stop his activism against the government.

The allegation was refuted by the National Security Minister who subsequently filed a defamation suit in court against Barker-Vormawor.

The Minister is seeking “recovery of the sum of Ten Million Ghana Cedis (GHC10,000,000.00) as General Damages including Aggravated and/or Exemplary Damages for Defamation for the words uttered by Defendant.”

“An apology for and retraction of the words complained of supra.

“A perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant from repeating similar or other defamatory words against the Plaintiff.”

Request to admit fact

The Defendant – Barker-Vormawor and his lawyers led by D.r Justice Srem Sai have since filed a Defence and counterclaims with the court set to give further directions.

Ahead of the next court session, lawyers of the Defendant led by Dr. Justice Srem Sai per a motion filed and titled “Request to admit facts” want the Plaintiff (Kan Dapaah) to admit some 17 facts.

“Take Notice that Defendant in this action requires Plaintiff to admit for this action only, the several facts respectively here under specified; and Plaintiff is hereby required within fourteen (14) days from the service of this request, to admit the said several facts, saving in this action all just exceptions to the admissibility of such facts as evidence.

EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, Murtala Inusah reports that, the parties are back in Court on February 20, 202,4 for directions.

Below are questions the Plaintiff required Kan Dapaah to admit toThee Plaintiff is a member of the National Security Council. Thee Plaintiff attends the meetings of the National Security Council.

  1. That the National Security Council did discuss the Defendant. Thee National Security Council did discuss the activities of the FixTheCountry movement. Thee National Security Council did discuss the Defendant’s activities with the FixTheCountry movement.
  2. That the National Security Council did not make a decision on how to handle deal with, or treat the Defendant.
  3. The National Security Council made tmakea a decision on how to handle, deal with, or treat the FixTheCountry movement.
  4. That the National Security Council did consider the Defendant as a threat to national security. Thee National Security Council did consider the activities of the FixTheCountry movement as a threat to national security.
  5. That the Plaintiff did consider the Defendant as a threat to national security. Thee Plaintiff did consider the the activities of the FixTheCountry movement as a threatto nationall security.

12.T hat the National Security Council did require, direct, instruct, or expect tlaintiff to carry out its decision (s) on tefendant.

  1. That the National Security Council did require, direct, instruct, or expect the Plaintiff to carry out its decisions) on the FixTheCountry movement.
  2. That the National Security Council did require, direct, instruct, or expect tlaintiff to coordinate the carrying out of its decisions on tefendant.
  3. That the National Security Council did require, direct, instruct, or expect the Plaintiff to coordinate the carrying out of its decisions on the FixTheCountry Movement.

16 .That the Plaintiff does work or perform his functions (as the minister responsible for national security) through the security and intelligence agencies.

17 .That the Plaintiff does work or perform his functions (as the minister responsible for national security) through the Ghana Police Service.

 

 

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