Managing Editor for New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr says the money to be paid as damages to him by Kennedy Agyapong will go to charity.
Kweku Baako won his defamatory suit against the Assin Central MP on June 26, 2020.
The High Court in its verdict gave Kennedy Agyapong 30 days to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used to defame Kweku Baako.
Damage for the case was also set at Ghc100,000 with the cost of Gh30,000.
Kweku Baako speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile on June 27, 2020 was asked what he will do with the money by host of the show Samson Lardy Ayenini and the vetran journalist said he will give the cash to charity.
“The money is not coming to me. Definitely, it’s going to charity.” I am more interested in the apology and retraction. You know I had a nickname Kweku Galamsey? And there was no attempt to blackmail the president and there was no secret recording of Anas and President Akufo-Addo as claimed”.
Mr Kennedy Agyapong had used words Mr Baako deemed were defamatory against him in addition to that, Mr Agyapong dared Baako to pursue a lawsuit against him.
They were attempts to settle the case out of court but Kweku Baako refused.
Kweku Baako had sued Assin Central MP at the Accra High Court, seeking damages to the sum of GH¢25 million for defamation.
According to Mr Baako, the lawmaker defamed him on a radio talk show called Boiling Point on Oman FM and Adom Badwam talk show on Adom FM on separate deals.
While talking on Boiling Point on Oman FM, Mr Agyapong according to the plaintiff allegedly said the following about him.
“You [referring to the plaintiff], Anas and your lawyer, yeah, they are real evil guys [referring to the plaintiff and Anas] … Kweku Baako will collapse NPP’s government should he allow it. Have you seen what he started with Charlotte Osei…?”
The plaintiff avers the defendant further made the following disparaging statement against him on the same show: “I said he is not a saint. Kweku Baako is not a saint. He is evil … very evil man … he’s a very evil man”.