Friday, 23 February

₵10m defamation suit: Court rejects Kan Dapaah's default judgment application

General News
The court, after questioning the defendant about his defence, directed Mr Dapaah's lawyers to withdraw the application

The High Court in Accra, on Thursday, rejected an application for a default judgment filed by National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah against Fix the Country convener Oliver Barker-Vormawor. 

The dismissal pertains to a defamation suit initiated by the minister, who alleges that Barker-Vormawor accused him of attempting bribery to halt activism.

Mr Kan Dapaah's legal team sought a favourable judgment, citing Barker-Vormawor's failure to file a defence. 

They argued that this omission indicated a lack of defence to the defamation claims, with the NPP politician seeking damages of 10 million Ghana Cedis and an apology.

However, during the court proceedings, Mr Barker-Vormawor's lawyers opposed the application, contending its inappropriateness. 

The court, after questioning the defendant about his defence, directed Mr Dapaah's lawyers to withdraw the application. 

Subsequently, Mr Barker-Vormawor was granted two weeks to submit his statement of defence, and the case is set for adjournment on December 14.

Source: classfmonline.com