Finance minister sues Captain Smart for defamation, demands GH¢10m


Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has filed a lawsuit against Captain Smart of Onua TV and Radio for allegedly defamatory remarks.

According to reports, Captain Smart claimed on one of his shows that Mr. Ofori-Atta had grabbed a 10% cut of Ghana’s $3 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

“Are you aware that Ken Ofori-Atta has taken his 10% of the IMF money? For Every loan we take he takes 10%”.

“Recovery of the sum of Ten Million Ghana Cedis (GH10,000,000.00) as general damages including aggravating and/or exemplary damages for defamation for the libel uttered by Defendant,” is what Ken Ofori Attah asks in a lawsuit he filed against Captain Smart.

Demands an apology and retraction for the comments that were criticized and specifically mentioned above, among other reliefs.

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