Monday, 17 June

KATH CEO sues former legal Counsel ₵3M for defamation

Health News
Prof. Addai-Mensah's lawsuit not only seeks financial compensation but also demands a public retraction and apology from Mr. Adofo

The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Prof. Otchere Addai-Mensah, has filed a defamation lawsuit against private legal practitioner Kwame Adofo, seeking GHS3 Million in damages.

The legal action follows accusations from Mr. Adofo, the former legal counsel for KATH, who alleged that Prof. Addai-Mensah engaged in financial impropriety and procurement violations.

Mr. Adofo, who served until December 31, 2023, claimed in a petition to President Akufo-Addo that he had substantial evidence of the CEO’s financial mismanagement and incompetence.

In response to the allegations, labour unions at KATH have expressed strong opposition to the petition calling for Prof. Addai-Mensa’s dismissal. 

In a joint statement, the unions defended the CEO, dismissing Mr. Adofo’s accusations as baseless and inaccurate.

“The unions dismiss the allegations, describing the petition as groundless and fraught with inaccuracies,” the statement read.

Prof. Addai-Mensah's lawsuit not only seeks financial compensation but also demands a public retraction and apology from Mr. Adofo. 

The CEO is requesting that the court direct Mr. Adofo to retract his statements in both newspaper and online publications and to issue an apology for the defamation.

“An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that they published the defamatory words i.e. Facebook Timeline and in the Daily Graphic, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words,” the lawsuit stipulates.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku