US-based social commentator, Kevin Taylor has issued a cheque to pay for the defamation cost awarded against him.
The one million cheque is addressed to the plaintiff in the case, Garbi Asare Otchere-Darko.
A post on his Facebook page reads: “Official I have sent a cheque to Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko. I added a little bit more for his aids drug. #focus”
The cheque is, however, a dummy clearly intended to mock Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko.
The Accra High Court yesterday 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.