ISAAC DZIHORNU
V.
GENERAL PORTFOLIO

(2016) JELR 107843 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. AD9/2015 ·  22 Nov 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
SOPHIA ROSETTA BERNASKO ESSAH (MRS.)
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
defendants
cross examination
fact
witness statement
said information
stella cobbah
fair comment
general damages
various sums of money
data base
matter of public interest
security breach
statement of claim
sum of ghs
a. no
defamatory publication
evidence act
further publication of any defamatory words
hearsay evidence
junior officer
ordinary meaning
said words
superior officer
acting editor of the said newspaper
amended statement of claim
amount of ghc12,000
civil cases
defendants owners of the chronicle newspaper
faber ltd
following issues
following reliefs
former lover of plaintiff
general position of the law
lady gifty agbattey dw2
order of the court
picture of plaintiff
provisions of section
said dsi
said retraction
statement of defence
stella cobbah dw1
travel information of women
victim of the plaintiffs fraud

J U D G M E N T 

By an amended Statement of claim dated 16th December 2014, Plaintiff herein an  Assistant immigration Control Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service sued the  defendants owners of the Chronicle newspaper, a reporter of the newspaper and the  acting editor of the said newspaper claiming the following reliefs 

a. Cash the sum of GHS 200,000 in General Damages for defamation b. An order of the court directed at defendants to publish a retraction and an  apology to plaintiff and give the said retraction and apology the same prominence the defamatory publication received 

c. Perpetual injunction restraining the Defendants their agents, assigns and  servants from further publication of any defamatory words against plaintiff d. Cost of the action. 

Plaintiff alleges that on the front pages of 8th, 9th, and 10th of October 2014 editions  of the Chronicle newspaper, Defendants published series of defamatory stories  about him.

The Defendant had published of and about the Plaint…

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