Spio-Garbrah sues Wontumi for calling him thief, demands $10M compensation
Former NDC flagbearer Aspirant, Trade and Industry, H.E Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has sued Ashanti Regional Chairman of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako known in private life as Chairman Wontumi for defamation.
Spio-Garbrah has dragged Wontumi for calling him a thief on a live TV show in September 2020.
In the writ intercepted by African Editors, it said Mr. Wontumi (first respondent), called the plaintiff a thief on a political show on a TV on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
As per the writ, Mr, Wontumi said: “All that Inusah Fuseini is saying is that even him, Inusah Fuseini is a thief. In the event that you notice Spio-Garbrah’s name he is a thirf, Sylvester Mensah is a hoodlum, Johsua Alabi is a criminal, all their Presidential competitors are criminals so assuming John Mahama is a hoodlum, let us permit him to keep taking”.
It isn’t clear yet the thing explicitly was being examined during that TV show that evoked the alleged remarks by Wontumi.
“The Plaintiff says that the slanderous words were articulated, without alert by the litigant in a vindictive way with the expectation to cause harm and injury to the plaintiff’s party’s well deserved worldwide standing.”
The Plaintiff measures the worth of his worldwide standing as being more than ten million dollars, thus the demanding that sum as compensation.
“General harms identical to the worldwide reputational worth of the Plaintiff as cited in passage 10 of the Statement of Claim.”
Spio-Garbrah is a former Minister of Education, Communication, Acting Minister of Mines and has held numerous prestigious positions both local and International, serving on many boards.