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KATH CEO Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Private Lawyer

Prof. Otchere Addai-Mensah, the Chief Executive Officer of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has initiated a defamation lawsuit against Kwame Adofo, a private legal practitioner.

Labor unions at KATH in the Ashanti Region have rejected a petition calling for the dismissal of their CEO, Prof. Otchere Addai-Mensah.

Kwame Adofo accused Prof. Addai-Mensah of financial misconduct and procurement breaches.

In a petition to President Akufo-Addo, Adofo, who served as KATH’s legal counsel until December 31, 2023, claimed to possess significant evidence of the CEO’s financial mismanagement and incompetence.

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In a joint statement, the unions dismissed the accusations, labeling the petition as baseless and filled with inaccuracies.

In the lawsuit, Prof. Addai-Mensah is seeking three million Ghana cedis in damages.

He is also asking the court to order Mr. Adofo to retract his statements in newspapers and online publications and to issue an apology for the defamation.

“An order of the Court directed at the Defendant to publish on three consecutive occasions, on the same platform that they published the defamatory words i.e. Facebook Timeline and in the Daily Graphic, an unqualified retraction and an apology, with the same prominence as given to the issuance of the defamatory words.

“An order of the court compelling the Defendant to immediately cause to be deleted all the defamatory statements he made about the person and character of the Plaintiff either directly or indirectly on his Facebook timeline. General Damages of the sum of Three Million Ghana Cedis for defamation.”

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