Former Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Appeatu has halted the defamation case he filed against Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong and television presented Justice Kwaku Annan.
Mr Asante-Apeautu has sued the two over defamatory comments they made against him on Net 2 television’s show dubbed ‘The Seat’ talk show
In a writ of summons dated July 2, the former police Chief indicated that the defendant, on June 16, 2021 during the airing of his programme, which is broadcast in Twi and English, made a defamatory comments about him.
According to Mr Asante-Apeatu, the harsh words used by Mr Kweku Annan “meant and were understood to mean that;
(i) The plaintiff was and is a fence for notorious criminals both in Ghana and Nigeria.
(ii) The plaintiff harbours criminals.
(iii) The plaintiff is a criminal who has been working in cahoots with hardened international criminals to unleash terror on Ghanaians.
(iv) The plaintiff is/was on the payroll of top criminals in Ghana and as such slept on his duty as IGP and he refused/neglected to cause the arrest and prosecution of the criminals.”
Mr Asante-Apeatu told the court, “he has been inundated with numerous calls from professional associates, journalists, social relations and friends and outright strangers and he has to answer very mortifying questions.”
By Lawrence Odoom
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