Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu has taken legal action against the host of Net 2 TV’s ‘The Seat’ show, Justice Kweku Annan for spreading false information about him.
Recall that Kweku Annan some time ago accused the Former IGP of being a fence for notorious Ghanaian and Nigerian criminals.
“Former IGP, David Appeatu’s administration you know these criminals, former IGP David Appeatu you know these notorious criminals whose name I will be mentioning. What did you do and these armed robbers still hide in the confines of our republic? Ghana Police tell me you don’t know that every weekend if you go to places in Kwabenya these Nigerians at night, are engaged in a competition displaying their Mercedes Benz. They also display their guns every Saturday,” he alleged.
But according to Mr. Apeatu (Plaintiff), the claims made by Kweku Annan are false.
Mr. Asante-Apeatu is asking the court for damages; costs, including lawyers fees over defamatory comments made by Mr. Annan in a June 16, 2021 broadcast which he avers injured his reputation as a well-known retired IGP of Ghana and a forensic specialist.
“The plaintiff avers that the words complained of are utterly false, products of the defendant’s imagination and were mischievously calculated by the defendant to disparage the plaintiff and to create disaffection for him and to bring him into odium in the eyes of right-thinking members of the Republic and the global community,” the suit reads.
“In consequence, the plaintiff’s reputation has been egregiously damaged and he has suffered debilitating distress and embarrassment. Further, he has been inundated with numerous calls from professional associates, journalists, social relations and friends and outright strangers, and he has had to answer very mortifying questions,” the writ sighted by Adepanews stated.