An Accra High Court has adjourned the defamation case brought against the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong by journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr.
Mr. Baako sued the MP in October 2018 for defamation and is seeking damages to the sum of GH¢25 million.
When the case was called on Monday, both parties were not in court but counsel for the defendant said they were in talks with the plaintiff to settle the matter amicably.
The court presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe thus adjourned the case to October 9, 2019.
Kweku Baako in his suit complained that Mr. Agyapong in July 2018 made some defamatory comments against him on some stations including his own media platforms Net2 TV and Oman FM, and on Adom FM and Asempa FM.
Mr. Baako said the MP accused him of being corrupt, a hypocrite, a dishonest person among others.
Kweku Baako in his writ among other things requested for “An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that he published the defamatory words, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words.”
He is also seeking an order of “perpetual injunction restraining Mr. Agyapong, his agents, assigns and servants from further publishing any defamatory words against him [Kweku Baako].”