Paul Adom-Otchere sues Captain Smart, Media General for Ghc10 million
Paul Adom-Otchere, the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company, has filed a defamation suit against Blessed Godsbrain Smart, also known as Captain Smart, and Media General Ghana Limited.
The broadcaster is seeking GH10 million in compensation for the harm done to his reputation as a result of comments made against him by Captain Smart on Onua FM/TV.
The host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV claims that on August 26, 2022, the plaintiff made defamatory remarks about him and accused him of being a corrupt journalist on Onua FM/”Onua TV’s Maakye” show.
Mr. Adom-Otchere, the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV expressed dissatisfaction with the comments, claiming that they tarnished his image and lowered his reputation in the eyes of well-meaning people in society.
In his writ, the broadcaster lamented that the disparaging remarks have made him appear contemptible before his peers and other right-thinking persons.
He is praying the court to uphold that the remarks by Captain Smart are defamatory and award “damages in the sum of 10 million Ghana cedis for the defamatory statements made by 1st Defendant on Onua TV and Onua FM.”
Paul Adom-Otchere is also seeking “compensatory damages for the damage done to his reputation and aggravated damages for the reckless and malicious publication of the defamatory words.”
He is also seeking an order from the court directing the defendants to retract and apologise for the comments “on all media platforms operated by the 2nd defendant” as well as an “injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing and causing to be published the said similar words defamatory of the plaintiff.”