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PROF. FRIMPONG BOATENG
V.
SOLOMON K.A OWUSU & ANOR

(2021) JELR 109053 (HC)    
High Court  ·  GJ/1025/2019 ·  24 May 2021 ·  Ghana
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE JUSTIN KOFI DORGU

Ratio Decidendi

Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
prof frimpong boateng
illegal mining
charles bissue
1st defendant
2nd defendant
prof. frimpong boateng
water bodies
dr. frimpong boateng
social media platform
chinese guys
corrupt deals
defamatory statements of plaintiff
default judgment
greedy politician
ministerial committee chairman
professor frimpong boateng
small scale miners
small-scale miners
typical example
accompanying statement of claim
administrator of the said platform
default of appearance
dubious deals
evidence of a material fact
galamsey matter of national interest
general damages
greedy inter
greedy prof. frimpong boateng
group of ghanaian mining team
illegal mining activities
interlocutory judgment
legitimate licensed small-scale miners
medical doctor frimpong boateng
medical practitioner
order of perpetual injunction
particulars of the defamatory statements
party bigwigs
plaintiff's case
plaintiff statement
pro boateng' s aim
publications of the 1st defendant
real issue
rest of the miners
selfish professor
social media
sum of two million ghana cedis
time of the ban
unlicensed small-scale mmers

JUDGMENT

DORGU, J.

The Plaintiff filed the instant action against the Defendants claiming against them jointly and severally the following reliefs: 

1. A declaration that the Statements made by 1st Defendant against Plaintiff and published on the social media platform "kill Corruption Now" and administered by 2nd Defendant were defamatory. 

ii. General Damages in the sum of Two Million Ghana Cedis (GH¢2,000,000.00) for defamation. 

iii. An order of perpetual injunction restraining defendants, their agent, assigns, privies howsoever called from making and or publishing any defamatory statements of Plaintiff on any Platform whatsoever and

iv. Costs including Solicitor's fees and any other reliefs or orders that this Court  deems fit. 

In the accompanying Statement of Claim, the Plaintiff in paragraph 12 averred thus:- 

12. Plaintiff shall contend that following his refused to accede to 1st Defendant's request, 1st Defendant took to social media and other media platforms including this Social …

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