Prez Akufo-Addo's Brother Secures GH¢10m Judgment In Defamation Suit

Edward Akufo-Addo, a businessman and biological brother to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has secured a GHC10 million judgement in a defamation suit, Citi News reports.

The businessman won the suit brought against the Class Media Group, a journalist and two panellists who made those allegations against him last year.

The High Court ordered political commentator Listowell Nana Kusi-Poku, who had alleged the private use of the presidential jet by Edward, to pay GH¢10 million in damages - the full amount the president's brother had demanded in his suit.

His suit was brought against the Class Media group, show host Kwabena Bobbie Ansah, one Mensah Thompson and Listowell Nana Kusi-Poku, the latter is said to have made the accusation.

The court gave a default judgment in the case after Kusi-Poku failed to respond to the suit, the Citi News report stated.

The trial judge Justice Ekow Baiden, whiles injuncting Kusi-Poku from repeating the accusation, also ordered a full retraction and apology be rendered to Mr. Akufo-Addo.