Kennedy Agyapong have had his application for stay of execution thrown out by the High Court of Accra…
The controversial member of parliament(MP) Kennedy Agyapong filed the appeal after Kweku Baako filed a suit of defamation against him.
He’s been ordered to pay ¢100,000 cedis to Kweku Baako for damage and cost of GHS30,000 as well as retraction and apology in the period of 30 days.
Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe who presided over the case said; “After assessing the entire case of the applicant, I see no exceptional circumstances or demonstration of any peculiar error resulting in a substantial miscarriage of justice, such as would merit the grant of the instant application for stay of execution.”
“This court is even more fortified in its position considering the fact that the parties’ lawyers have had the entire proceedings of the court made available to them, even before they were required to file their written submissions, and as such, they have had the chance to thoroughly study the record.
Clearly then, they are in pole position to raise any arguable points in the appeal and in support of this application. This Counsel for the applicant has failed to do the satisfaction of the court,”
The court have also asked him to pay GHS3,000 for bringing an unmeritorious application to the court on Friday the 7th of August.
Kennedy Agyapong called Kweku Baako all kinds of insulting names in 2018 on various media platforms including his own Net 2 TV station and Oman FM after Anas’s galamsey exposé where he accused Kweku and Anas of being involved in illegal mining.
“Look, I have dared Kweku Baako. He is a very corrupt guy. Where is his paper? Kweku Baako is very corrupt; Kweku Baako is very corrupt in his paper. Kweku Baako is not a clean man that President would tolerate in his office anymore…. I said I have concluded that Kweku Baako is not clean…He’s a hypocrite….. Kweku Baako is not an honest man at all…I said he’s not a saint. Kweku Baako is not a saint. He’s evil…Very evil man…He’s a very evil man,” Mr. Agyapong said these, according to Kweku Baako’s writ.