The Kumasi High Court sitting over the defamation case involving the President’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama and the NPP’s Ashanti regional chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako has adjourned the case to December 11.
Mahama has sued the maverick NPP chairman for defamation of character.
The businessman in his initial statement of claim to the Fast Track High Court in Accra said, Antwi-Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, made the defamatory comments on March 30, 2014 at a People’s Forum at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
Mahama is seeking a declaration from the court that the comments made by Wontumi are false, malicious and defamatory.
He is demanding GHC 2 million cedis in damages for the defamatory statements.
Mahama is also praying the court to “compel the defendant to publish a full and unqualified apology to the Plaintiff and retraction of the statements made in all the newspapers and tabloids in which the defamatory statements were repeated by their publication of the same.”
Chairman Wontumi on 30th March 2014, alleged that President Mahama and his brother Ibrahim, have loaded state money into their pockets.
The Kumasi court which is now sitting on the matter has deferred initial hearing of the substance of the case to next month, December 11.