Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Gas, Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah, has rendered an apology to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former president John Dramani Mahama.
The retraction and apology follow a defamation judgment that was awarded against him by the Accra High Court presided over by Her Ladyship Georgina Mensah-Datsa.
According to him, the statements he made were without any basis and without due regard to the hard-earned reputation of Mr. Ibrahim Mahama.
A portion of the retraction and apology as sighted by GhanaXtra.com reads ” I sincerely and humbly apologise to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama for my unjustifiable and unfortunate statement about him. I am sincerely sorry and humbly ask for his forgiveness and I also apologise to his family and all persons who were affected by my denigration of the person and standing of Mr. Ibrahim Mahama in society”.
It continues that “I further render an unqualified apology to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama and his business associates who have been affected by my statements”.
The Accra High Court in January this year ordered that an amount of GHC 310,000 should be paid from Owusu Bempah’s account to Ibrahim Mahama.
Consequently, the bank issued a cheque with the face value of GHC 107,000.0 to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama in compliance with the order of the Court whilst a process was initiated to sell his house in Tema to defray some of the debt.
The order follows an application filed in the Court by lawyer Reindorf Twumasi Ankrah, lawyer for Mr. Mahama asking the Court to compel NIB to release funds held in an account belonging to Owusu Bempah to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama as payment of judgment debt.
Read the full retraction and apology below