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This comes on the back of some allegations made by the FixTheCountry Convener that the National Security and some government officials had met him and offered him money in order for him to stop his activism against the government.
Mr. Barker-Vormawor in an interaction with the media on the sidelines of the Occupy Jubilee House protest had alleged that at a meeting between him and the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah, he was offered $1 million by the Minister in an attempt to get him to stop his activism.
After the National Security Ministry released a statement to debunk the allegation on Friday, Oliver Barker-Vormawor in a television interview with Joy News said he is ready to release an audio, and that he recorded the said meeting where the offer was made.
“I will release an audio into the public domain, which would confirm that the Minister invited me to a secret safe house location, that we should have an individual meeting between him and myself, at which meeting he made that offer to myself. No other FixThecountry convener was involved there,” Oliver Barker-Vormawor said.
It is following this that Mr Kan-Dapaah on Tuesday, September 26, filed the law suit.
In the writ of summons filed by Mr Kan-Dapaah’s lawyers, the Minister is seeking a declaration that the words uttered by the Barker-Vormawor and particularized below or words to that effect are Defamatory of the Plaintiff.
“They went as far as offering us US$1 Million, they offered us a Committee Appointment, set up a Committee and appoint us to Government positions in order to stop this activism. This was made directly to me and other leaders of fix the Country Movement.”
“This conversation we had with the Minister of National Security, the Minister of Finance and a Brigadier General at a safe home.”
The Minister is seeking “recovery of the sum of Ten Million Ghana Cedis (GHC10,000,000.00) as General Damages including Aggravated and/or Exemplary Damages for Defamation for the words uttered by Defendant.”
“An apology for and retraction of the words complained of supra.
“A perpetual injunction restraining the Defendant from repeating similar or other defamatory words against the Plaintiff.”
Attached below is the full writ;