Mr. Adum as a “notoriously, incurably and sufficiently known” galamseyer (illegal miner) who has teamed up with other illegal miners to damage his hard earned reputation
It has emerged that the ex-convict, Edward Okraku Adum who petitioned the National Security Minister to investigate the Central Regional 1st Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Horace Ekow Ewusie is a “notorious” illegal miner.
This revelation was contained in a defamation law suit by the Central Regional Vice Chairman and sighted by Awake News.
According to Mr. Ewusie who is a member of the inter-ministerial task force on illegal mining in the GH¢1m defamation suit against his petitioner, Mr. Adum as a “notoriously, incurably and sufficiently known” galamseyer (illegal miner) who has teamed up with other illegal miners whose working tools have been seized and confiscated by the Task Force to damage his hard earned reputation hence distracting him from carrying out his duty in a bid to end galamsey.
If readers can recall, couple of weeks ago, it was widely reported in the media landscape that Mr. Okraku Adum who referred to himself as an ex-convict leveled some facetious allegations against the First Vice Chairman in a petition addressed to the National Security Minister, Mr. Kan Dapaah and copied the President Akufo-Addo likewise the Central Regional NPP Chairman, Mr. Robert Kutin Jnr.
But Mr. Ewusie in a writ filed at a High Court in Accra on July 18, 2019, has denied all contents of Mr. Adum’s petition emphasizing that he [Mr. Ewusie] has never been a friend of Mr. Okraku Adum let alone defrauding him by false pretense and other related offenses as he alleged in his petition.
“The defendant [Mr. Okraku Adum] claims to be a friend of the Plaintiff [Mr. Ewusie] a questionable fact which is not only untrue but palpably false and dishonest” – the writ said
The Vice Chairman said the contents of the petition with it related news publications are not only false but “malicious, dishonest, defamatory, scandalous, and fraudulent”
For him, the said delusional petitioner, Mr. Okraku Adum “through his so-called petition coupled with the fact that the defendant has facilitated, assisted, and encouraged some malicious publications in the print media has lowered” his “reputation in the minds of right thinking men/women within the community that he lives”.
He is therefore, asking the court to direct the defendant [Mr. Adum] to pay him general damages of One Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢1m), retract and apologize to him in full page Daily Graphic, same print media he used to publish the fallacious statements and other relevant media as the plaintiff may deem necessary for five continuous days; restrain the defendant and any other orders that the court may deem fit.
By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsonline.com