Chairman Wontumi sues Afia Schwarzenegger: Demands GH¢2 million for defamation

Chairman Wontumi and Afia Schwarzenegger
Chairman Wontumi and Afia Schwarzenegger

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi has sued Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa known as Afia Schwarzenegger over an action he described as defamation.

The Plaintiff, Chairman Wontumi is demanding for two hundred million cedis (GH¢2,000,000.00) from Afia Schwarzenegger for damages caused him, including cost legal fees and any other order that the Honorable Court shall deem fit.

In a writ from the Court issued on 9th June, 2022, Afia Schwarzenegger have been ordered to appear for cause of an appearance to be entered for her within eight (8) days.

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Ina statement of claim, the Lawyer of the plaintiff Maurice K. Ampaw ESQ, Heritage Law Firm said, the Plaintiff Bernard Antwi Bosiako (Chairman Wontumi) took an action against her (Afia Schwarzenegger) based on claims/revelations she made through her Facebook page and other social media handles.

Chairman Wontumi (Plaintiff) through his Lawyer in a statement of claim against the defendant sought;

1. A declaration that the statement made of and concerning the Plaintiff by the defendant (Afia Schwarzenegger) on her Facebook page and other social media platforms which was published on or about the 4th day of June, 2022 and at paragraph 13,14,15,16,17,18 and 21 of the Statement of Claims.

2.  An Perpetual Injunction restraining the Dependent, her working servants, allies, agents, assigns or anybody claiming or take instructions from her from further publishing any further defamation material against the Plaintiff.

3. An order directed at the Defendant compelling her to cause to published on her social media handles as well as all media houses and blogging sites in Ghana to render an unqualified apology to the Plaintiff and immediately retract the defamatory statement within three (3) days of judgment.

4. Damages of Two Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,000,000.00) for defaming the Plaintiff.

5. Cost including legal fees.

6. And any other order that the Honorable Court shall deem fit.

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SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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