A Plus sneers at Ursula’s suit threat
Controversial musician-cum-politician, A Plus (Kwame Asare Obeng) appears set to do court battle with Communications Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, should the latter carry through her threat to sue for defamation.
A Plus is firing his own salvos after the Minister issued a notice for him to withdraw defamatory comments against her, particularly as they accuse her of corruption.
Rather than comply with the demand which was served in a letter by Safo & Marfo@Law, lawyers for Ursula, A Plus has taken to social media to lampoon the threat, saying he is neither afraid of it nor would he be facing threats of a suit for the first time.
In a series of Facebook posts A Plus, who describes himself as “like a wild lion”, says he not afraid of anyone and won’t be cowed.
“And for those saying I've been sued, for your information I've been sued since 1999.... even Richard Annane threatened to sue me. Any idiot can go to court!!!”
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The letter by lawyers for the Communications Minister was specific in its demand - withdraw the defamatory accusations and apologise by June 1, or we go to court.
But A Plus says he would rather be damned than comply, and suggests those accused of malfeasance should take the accusations in their strides because they helped him to do worse to former President John Mahama but the latter did not sue him.
“😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 😏 if I appologise Nimokafui and Ayetefrem and chalabim and Salafim should kill me. You think this is 2017. I only helped you to win power. I'm not Part of your nonsense. I'm not afraid of anyone. Not a single soul. I'm wild like a lion!!! Bring it on. You'll be humiliated.”
Below is the letter by the Minister’s lawyers
MR. KWAME ASARE OBENG (A.K.A) A PLUS
REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE RETRACTION AND APOLOGY FOR DEFAMATORY PUBLICATION
We act as Solicitors for Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) and write pursuant to her Instructions.
We are informed that you have published series of defamatory statements on Facebook about our client ostensibly to tarnish her hard won reputation and to reduce her image in the eyes of right thinking members of society.
It is our information that on 23rd May, 2018 you published on Facebook accusing our client of being "corrupt" and imputed that "Kwesi Nyantakyi is only being sacrificed to cover up the 89/178 million dollars GVG Kelni Stinking Scandal" You further accused our client of being involved in "some shady deals at the Communications Ministry and NCA".
We are Instructed to notify you that our client has not Involved herself in any corrupt or shady deal at the Communications Ministry.
We are instructed to notify you that our client takes a serious view of your defamatory publication on Facebook and would not hesitate to commence legal action against you if the said publication is not retracted on or before Friday. 1" June, 2018.
We are also instructed to notify you to render unqualified apology in the same medium and prominence in the manner that your libelous publication was done.
Please be informed that if you fail to retract and apologize to our client on or before Friday. 1st June, 2018. we shall proceed to Court to vindicate our client's rights without any further recourse to you.