An application by NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, seeking to dismiss the GHS25 million defamation suit filed against him by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been dismissed by an Accra High Court.
In his writ, the outspoken lawmaker stated that Anas’ hood concealed his identity and, therefore, breached his [Kennedy Agyapong’s] constitutional rights under Article 33 of the 1992 Constitution.
Mr Agyapong wanted to see the face of the man suing him for defamation but the court quashed that point with the argument that no relevant legal points were raised to substantiate that claim.
The court, however, directed Anas to furnish Mr Agyapong with a more detailed address in 10 days as the journalist stated that he lives at North Labone Crescent while Mr Kweku Baako, his mentor, who also lives there, described it as North Labone Estates in a writ he filed in the Supreme Court.
The court further directed Mr Agyapong to file his statement of defence within 14 days.
Mr Agyapong had filed an application seeking to dismiss Anas’ lawsuit against him on the bases that the writ was incompetent, that it did not disclose Anas’ address, and that it breached his constitutional right as a person.