The Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited, Ernest Owusu Bempah has released a statement debunking claims that he has a house at Tema and is to be sold to pay Ibrahim Mahama after a Hight Court’s ruling.
According to Mr. Bempah, the news reported by news portals that he owns a property at Tema and that it is being sold to defray the cost or pay Ibrahim Mahama is false and should be disregarded by the general public.
“I don’t own any property n Tema and such fiction can only come from the figment of the imagination of deluded mind, ” part of the statement said.
Recall that Business Mogul, Ibrahim Mahama had sued Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited and Despite Group of Companies GH¢2 million each for defamatory comments but judge awarded GH¢300,000 instead and directed the defendants to publish a retraction and apology in the Daily Graphic and on the same platform those defamatory words were used against the plaintiff.
They have also been directed to remove the said defamatory material about the plaintiffs from all archives.
According to the statement released by Ernest Bempah, the High Court presided by Justice Georgina Mensah Dasta ruled the case against him and UTV but the matter proceeded to the Appeal Court and Appellante Court who upheld the decision of the High Court. He stated that his lawyers are working to take appropriate action at the Supreme Court.
Mr. Bempah also disproved claims that he has pleaded with Ibrahim Mahama to settle the matter behind closed doors.
Read his full statement below;
I have been in court with Mr Ibrahim Mahama over the last two years on a defamatory matter.
The High court presided by Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa ruled against my good self and UTV. The matter proceeded to Appeal and the Apellante Court upheld the high Court decision.
Much as I disagree with the judgement, I respect the court’s decision.
Let me add that, my legal team are in the process of taking the appropriate action at the Supreme Court.
The claim that I, Ernest Owusu Bempah is pleading with Ibrahim Mahama to have the matter settled behind closed doors is false and very defamatory.
Again, the claim that I have a house in Tema and that it is being sold to defray the cost of the damages is also false.
I don’t own any property in Tema and such fiction can only come from the figment of the imagination of a deluded mind.
My adversaries are bruised and are only engaging in a publicity stunt simply to shore up their tattered image.
Let me remind the public that my legal team is competent enough to handle this matter to its logical conclusion.
Ghanaians should watch out for the unfolding drama ahead. Those living in glass houses and throwing stones will soon realised their folly.
It ain’t over until the fat lady sings and I have not heard her sung yet.
Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah