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CHANTELLE T. S. KUDJAWU
V.
GLORIA ASSAN ARI-IIN

(2021) JELR 109046 (HC)    
High Court  ·  GJ/0535/2021 ·  31 May 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP CHARLES GYAMFI DANQUAH

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
defendant
judicial proceedings
absolute privilege
said statement
high court
defamation action
defamation suit
defendant’s defamatory statement
defendant's divorce petition
extramarital affair
ghana web
good case
malicious intent
malicious pub
malicious publication
plaintiffs reput
plaintiffs reputation
said words
such pleadings
support of the application
wednesday february

RULING 

DANQUAH, J.

By her writ of summons accompanied by a statement of claim filed on 16th February, 2021 the Plaintiff/Respondent (hereafter referred to as the Plaintiff) claimed from the Defendant/Applicant (for short the Defendant) the following reliefs;

(a) A declaration that the Defendant’s defamatory statement against the Plaintiff in paragraph 14 (a) of the Defendant's divorce petition filed in the High Court of  Justice, on Wednesday February 10, 2021 and carried Globally through the internet in the form of being published on online platforms from Thursday February 11th 2021 till date in a statement titled; "Particulars of adultery: a.  The Respondent has other women in his like with whom he has extramarital affair, including one Chantel Kudjawu (Gertrude Gbajo) whom the Respondent continues to have extramarital affair with" is false, wicked. malicious and defamatory of Plaintiff declaration that the Plaintiffs reputation has been  injured by reason of the false, malicious, un…

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