An Accra High Court has ordered journalist Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor to pay an amount of GH¢2.95 million for defamation.
The defamation judgement is in relation to defamatory statements made against legal practitioner, Ace Kojo Anan Ankomah.
The Court in its judgement ruled that Mr Taylor and Loud Silence Media are to pay General Damages of ¢2,000,000; Aggravated Damages of ¢500,000 and Exemplary Damages of ¢400,000.
It also placed a perpetual injunction on the defendants restraining the publication of further material on the plaintiff.
The court also ordered the defendants to within 14 days publish an apology and placed a mandatory injunction compelling the defendants to remove every offending material within 14 days and pay ¢50,000 to the court.
Legal practitioner Ace Kojo Anan Ankomah in July 2019 sued Mr Kevin Taylor, for defamation.
Mr Ankomah joined to the suit Loud Silence Media, the defendant’s firm.
He was demanding GH¢10 million in damages for defaming him and soiling his hard-earned reputation.
A writ by the plaintiff’s counsel Thaddeus Sory said argued that the false ad malicious publications by Mr Baidoo Taylor “have injured his hard-won reputation into hatred, ridicule, obloquy, discredit, contempt, vilification, reproach” which has caused Mr Anan Ankomah “great distress and emotional trauma.”