The Accra High Court has awarded a cost of GH¢1 million in favour of Gabby Otchere-Darko against US-based social media commentator, Kevin Taylor.
The court presided over by Justice Jennifer Dadzie took a serious view of Kevin Taylor’s defamatory comments and gave the verdict in favour of Gabby Otchere-Darko.
The court indicated that it awarded the cost taking into consideration Kevin Taylor’s defamatory comments.
Gabby Otchere-Darko, acting through his legal counsel Kissi Agyabeng, sued Kevin Taylor on October 2019 for the defamatory statements he broadcast on his Facebook wall titled ‘With All Due Respect.’
The social media critic did not also file any statement of defence to substantiate his allegations. But he once again took to his social media accounts to continue his campaign of defamation and vilification of the legal practitioner.
Gabby Otchere Darko gave his evidence on October 12, 2020, and a former Vice-President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association, Samuel Atta Mensah, testified on his behalf.
This is the second defamation case awarded against Mr Taylor. In February 2020, the Accra High Court awarded GH¢2.95 million in damages to private legal practitioner Ace Anan Ankomah.