Friday, 03 April

Ace Ankomah suit: Court slaps Kevin Taylor with GHS3m damages

General News
Kevin Taylor (l) Ace Ankomah

The court has pronounced judgment against social media commentator Kevin Taylor and his Loud Silence Media in a case of defamation filed against the US-based journalist by private legal practitioner Ace Ankomah for accusing him of being the architect behind the incarceration and ordeals of the embattled CEO of troubled Menzgold Company Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1). 

The court slapped general damages of GHS2,000,000 against Mr Taylor and Loud Silence Media as well as aggravated damages of GHS500,000. 

They have also suffered exemplary damages of GHS400,000 and a cost of GHS50,000 awarded against them. 

Additionally, the court has granted a perpetual injunction restraining Mr Taylor and his Loud Silence Media from further publications against Mr Ankomah.

He has also been ordered by the court to apologise to Mr Ankomah within 14 days and also remove the offending material from social media within 14 days. 

Mr Ankomah in late July 2019, filed a GHS10-million defamatory suit against the defendants.

Mr Ankomah, in his writ at the time, argued that the accusations have negatively affected his reputation – locally and internationally – thus, the suit.

He prayed the court for GHS10 million in damages for "reckless and malicious" publication.

He also sought, among others, a “perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from publishing any further defamatory material about the plaintiff.”