Minister for Works and Housing sues Captain Smart and Media General

Francis Asenso-Boakye and Captain Smart
Francis Asenso-Boakye and Captain Smart

Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye, has reportedly sued Ghanaian journalist and broadcaster, Captain Smart, and his employers, the Media General Group head, for allegedly defaming him.

According to reports, Captain Smart has been accused by the honorable minister for allegedly abusing his office as Deputy Chief of Staff, at the Presidency.

The Media General Group head was also dragged along for giving the journalist the platform to voice out the allegations against the Minister.

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In his statement, Mr. Asenso Boakye said, the defendant peddled false information about his office obstructing investigations against one Mr Adubofuor of the Ghana Revenue Authority  (GRA) who has been charged with stealing from Government coffers.

Mr. Asenso-Boakye, the plaintiff is among other claims demanding that the court makes the defendants to pay an amount of GH¢10 million as well as all the legal fees for the suit.

The plaintiff also wants the court to order the defendants from using their platform to issue false information about him and his office.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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