Ibrahim Mahama
Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama

Brother to President Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama, has sued the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, for defamation.

In a writ filed at an Accra Fast Track High Court, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama said Chairman Wontumi made defamatory statements against him at a public gathering and has failed to retract or apologise even though his attention was drawn.

Mr. Mahama is demanding two million cedis damages from the NPP regional chairman and an order directed at him (Mr. Wontumi) compelling him to publish a full and unqualified apology, and retract defamatory statements which were published in newspapers and tabloids.

Chairman Wontumi as he is popularly known is reported to have said in Obuasi on March 30 that ?President Mahama and his brother Ibrahim have loaded all the money into their pockets. Each and every day they increase petrol prices and then you and I, the downtrodden, suffer to pay for the increases ? they keep the monies in their pockets, and use it to buy planes ? aeroplanes ? in which they fly. Each week, President Mahama and his brother, Ibrahim, travel to South Africa. You, my brother, the monies President Mahama has given to his brother, ? have you got any? Does someone pay for your children?s school fees??

According to the writ seen by Radioxyzonline.com, the comments by Chairman Wontumi was understood by the large gathering that he, Mr. Mahama is a ?is a thief and a dishonest man with criminal tendencies.?

He added in the writ that the ?The defamatory statements were made in a manner that was calculated to cause maximum damage and hurt his reputation by causing him to be unanimously held in contempt and disdain throughout the nation?.

Source: Radioxyz

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