Nephew of President Akufo-Addo, has filed a suit at the Accra High Court, against this newspaper over its Friday June 22, 2018 edition, revealing his role in the controversial AMERI deal.
The suit, is seen as a grand agenda by the President and his family members to gag this newspaper.
The publication was captioned, “Akufo-Addo’s family turns Ghana into a monarchy state; powerful Bumpty, Gabby Otchere-Darko surge on Ameri Energy”.
The story which gave detailed insider information about the controversial AMERI contract which the then Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, wanted to sign, has rattled furthers of Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, forcing him to seek refuge in court.
According to his eight point statement of claim by lawyers; Kissi Agyabeng and Cromwell Gray, they argued the publication portrayed their client among others as “Corrupt and he engages in reprehensible clandestine dealings, including state capture”.
The lawyers, aside refuting the story, said the publications sought to mischievously create disaffection for Gabby, and to bring him into abhorrence in the eyes of right thinking members of the Republic and the global community.
The writ, served on The Herald yesterday, said that over a month old publication, has “egregiously damaged” Gabby, causing “debilitating distress” and embarrassment to the lawyer cum journalist.
The Herald has eight days to cause an appearance in court failure to which judgment may be given in the absence without further notice.
Gabby, founder of Danquah Institute (DI) and his lawyers, are seeking general damages for libel against The Herald.
Gabby, also wants aggravated damages arising from the publication and cost, including the legal fees of lawyers; Kissi Agyabeng and Cromwell Gray.
The Herald has been reporting the raid on state institutions by the Akufo-Addo family.