I’m not Pleading with Ibrahim Mahama over Judgement Debt – Enerst Owusu Bempah
Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah who is the corporate communications Officer for the Ghana Gas Company Limited says news that he is pleading with Mr lbrahim Mahama over the GH¢300,000 defamation compensation are false.
It could be recalled that in a High Court judgement in a defamatory suit filed by Mr. Ibrahim Mahama against Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah asked the respondent ( Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah) to pay a whooping sum of GH¢300,000 to Mr. Mahama for defamation.
Mr. Enerst Owusu appealed the judgement of the High Court and further contested the issue in the court of appeal where the appeals Court upheld the High Court’s decision.
Several weeks after the judgement, there have been many media reports that Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah have been pleading with Mr. Ibrahim Mahama behind the scenes to be forgiven the GH¢300,000 judgement.
Responding to the media reports, Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah indicated that the publications are false and that he has not been pleading with Mr. Ibrahim behind close doors.
He said “The claim that I, Ernest Owusu Bempah is pleading with Ibrahim Mahama to have the matter settled behind closed doors is false and very defamatory.
The corporate communications manager for Ghana Gas also further stated that claims that his house in Tema is to be sold to pay for the Judgement Debt or cost of the damages are false as he does not own any such property in Tema.
Mr. Enerst Owusu Bempah in a Facebook post said;
“The claim that I, Ernest Owusu Bempah is pleading with Ibrahim Mahama to have the matter settled behind closed doors is false and very defamatory.
Again, the claim that I have a house in Tema and that it is being sold to defray the cost of the damages is also false.”
Mr. Bempah in his post further added that his Legal team will take up the issues at the Apex Court in the coming days.
He said “Much as I disagree with the judgement, I respect the court’s decision.
Let me add that, my legal team are in the process of taking the appropriate action at the Supreme Court.”
SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh