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LOCAL NEWS: Manasseh To Sue Kennedy Agyapong For Defamation


Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni is set to take legal action against Assin Central legislator, Kennedy Agyapng for defamation.


A press statement released on Tuesday by the award-winning journalist accused the Member of parliament of engaging in a sustained smear campaign of outright lies against him.


"This started when I published the 'Contract for sale' documentary that implicated and resulted in the removal from office of the CEO of the public procurement Authority, Agyenim Boateng Agyei". the statement said.


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The commission on Human rights and Administrative jus (CHRAJ) has established the guilt of the dismissed CEO of the public procurement Authority in the contract for sale scandal, accusing him of unilaterally altering Board decisions to favor Talent Discovery Limited.


This was after his company had been disqualified from a bid process.


Mr. Agyenim Boateng Adjei's guilt was contained in a report submitted to the president. The report disqualified him from holding public office for the next five years.


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According to Manasseh Azure, it is within Mr. Ayepong's "right to stand by Mr. Agyenim Adjei, who defended Kennedy wife's contract with the Energy Ministry worth over 100 million when questions were raised about the propriety of the contract


"However, it is unacceptable to continue to lie blatantly when he knows that there's no truth in this malicious and defamatory claims that I sought a bribe in the investigative report ".


Manasseh Azure noted that his Lawyers had advised him to ignore the vociferous Politician and businessman when he started the false publications.


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But he noted, "it is obvious he has not and will not stop unless compelled by a court".


He has, therefore, instructed his lawyers to initiate legal action against Mr.Agyapong' and the platforms he used to publish the alleged falsehood


Story by Rodney Tsenuokpor

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