Private legal practitioner and cousin of President Nana Akufo-Addo, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has filed a libel suit against former Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng following the former minister’s report on galamsey.
leveled barrage of allegations against Mr. Otchere-Darko in the report issued in 2021.
In the 37-page report, the the former chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) accused Mr. Otchere-Darko of interfering in the work of the Committee.
This accusation has triggered the lawsuit.
Filing legal action at the High Court, Mr. Otchere-Darko demands a sum of GH¢10,000,000 from the renowned surgeon in damages.
The NPP stalwart also demands an apology and retraction from the former minister.
“An apology for and retraction of the words complained of and the particularized supra. A perpetual injunction restraining the defendant whether by himself, his servants, agents or assigns from repeating similar or other defamatory words against the plaintiff,” part of his reliefs said.