Popular musician and sympathiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng, also known as A Plus, has been dragged to court by Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
She is seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain A Plus from making “further defamatory comments” about her as regards the controversial deal signed between KelniGVG and the Government of Ghana.
A Plus had accused Mrs Owusu-Ekuful of being using her office to push the ‘shady’ deal. He also alleged that the government was using GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi’s saga to cover up for the minister’s involvement in the $89/178million “scandal”.
He said: “Kwesi Nyantakyi is only being sacrificed to cover up the 89/178 million dollars GVG Kelni stinking scandal.”
The Communications Minister, through her lawyers, demanded an apology and retraction from A Plus.
“We are also instructed to notify you to render an unqualified apology in the same medium and prominence in the manner that your libelous publication was done. Please be informed that if you fail to retract and apologise to our client in or before Friday 1st June 2018, we shall proceed to court to vindicate our client’s rights without any further recourse to you,” her lawyers stated.
A Plus’ failure to apologise and retract his comments resulted in the suit by the minister.