Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka
Deposed Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Asawase in the Ashanti Region, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has sued 11 NDC branch executive in his constituency.
The MP is demanding GHC10 million for aggravated and exemplary damages and a retraction and unqualified apology by the defendants to be published in all media houses that the defendants caused to publish and circulated or distributed the defamatory materials with the same prominence as the publication made of and concerning the plaintiff.
This follows a press statement from the defendants alleging that the MP owns 15 stores at the newly built Asawase Market which the MP cannot deny.
According to Muntaka in his suit, the above defamatory statements comprise the following: “a. “If you will recall, a few days ago, the office of the MP Hon. Muntaka Mubarak of Asawase Constituency issued a statement that sought to whitewash the MP after he was exposed for forcibly allocating some 15 stores/sheds to himself at the Asawase Market built by next Flagbearer of NDC and the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama”.
He added “b. “The youth stated categorically that the office of Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak as usual is being economical with the truth”, among others.
He further claimed, this defamatory statement meant that he has engaged in public deception, abuse of power, and/or corruption for his personal.
Muntaka is also of the view that the statement made him look like a fraudster or a liar, and a corrupt among others.
-BY Daniel Bampoe