Franklin Cudjoe
Franklin Cudjoe

An Accra Fast Track High Court 5 will tomorrow Tuesday July 21 2015 sit on a libel case filed by Franklin Cudjoe of IMANI GH against political journalist, blogger and activist Dela Coffie.

Franklin Cudjoe
Franklin Cudjoe

The joint suit against the popular blogger which also includes managing Editor of the Daily Post newspaper Michael Dokosi was filed after Dela Coffie queried on his Facebook page about alleged false profile information found on the r?sum? of the all-knowing think tank owner.

The content of the blogged queries was later published by the Daily post newspaper.

The alleged false profile information on his r?sum?? included the claim that Franklin Cudjoe is a PhD student in a foreign university ? a claim that he may have to substantiate in court.

In his writ, Franklin Cudjoe is seeking? gh 10m? worth of damages from Dela Coffie as the price for what he calls his ?damaged reputation?, although Dela Coffie? has not been accused of publishing the information that is said to have damaged Mr. Cudjoe?s reputation.

The complainant is also seeking gh1m as damages against second defendant Michael Dokosi for publication of the said queries.

It is unclear how the querying of a man?s r?sum?, authored by himself, and? sent to a journalist, could amount to defamation.

Dela Coffie is represented by the legal firm, Atuguba & associates.

Lead counsel for Dela Coffie, Lawyer Justice Sai, has indicated he will be moving an application to struck out the suit of defamation against his client, the first defendent for lack of merit in the case.

Source: Amenga-Etego Akaabitono


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