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KEVIN OKYERE
V.
HARZET CO LTD

(2016) JELR 107852 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. AD 1/2016 ·  21 Jun 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
SOPHIA ROSETTA BERNASKO ESSAH (MRS.)

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
plaintiffs
defendants
publication
1st plaintiff
damages
al-hajj newspaper
1st defendant
2nd plaintiff
3rd defendants
buhari government
kevin okyere of springfields
laws of ghana
new statesman newspaper
npp targets lordina
similar words
akuffo addo stabs son
amended statement of claim
assessment of damages
bank accounts
business associates
chairman of the springfield group of companies
earlier publication
former petroleum minister
good number of media houses
group chief executive officer
interlocutory injunction
libel action
managing editor
news editor
plaintiffs reputation
private business man
shady deals of the npp2016 flag bearer
strict rules
such damages
thursday october 1st

JUDGMENT

ESSAH (MRS.), J.

Plaintiffs herein commenced the instant action against Defendants on the 29th of  October 2015. By an amended Statement of Claim they sought from this court the  following reliefs: 

i) Damages in the sum of GH¢10,000,000 for libel in respect of  

a. The words authorized by 2nd and 3rd Defendants and permitted and/or  caused by the 1st Defendant to be published in an article headed  “Akuffo Addo stabs son in-law – Kevin Okyere of Springfields and   Westland Alliance Ltd fame” on pages 2 and 4 of The aL-Hajj  Newspaper vol. 5 No. 70 dated Tuesday September 29th 2015. 

b. Words authorized by 2nd and 3rd Defendants and permitted and or  caused by 1st Defendant to be published in an article “Nana Addo’s Boy  Kevin Okyere on Interpol Radar – As NPP Targets Lordina and JDM” on pages 2 and 5 of The Al-Hajj Newspaper in vol. 5 No 71 dated  Thursday October 1st 2015 caption. 

ii) An injunction restraining the Defendants whether by themselves their  servants or agents or othe…

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