Gyan sues the duo over their allegations that he is sponsoring the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the November polls
Ghana’s captain Asamoah Gyan has sued Montie FM presenter, Salifu ‘Mugabe’ Mase and the founder of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor for defamation of character. Gyan sues the duo over their allegations that he is sponsoring the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the November polls.
Accra-based Montie FM had claimed last month that the Shanghai SIPG attacker is sponsoring the NPP ahead of the November polls. In a shocking and bizarre claim, the presenter Mugabe, reportedly said the money was being used to import arms and machetes to destabilize the country ahead of the polls on November 7.
Gyan has since denied the allegations and is praying the High Court to place a “perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, whether by themselves, servants, agents or assigns from repeating similar or other libelous words against the plaintiff as well as costs, including lawyers’ fees.
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Gyan’s Manager Samuel Anim while speaking to the press, said that the duo were given several opportunities to apologise for their comments but they refused to do so, which is why they have decided to take it up. Gyan’s manager also recalled a similar act of obnoxiousness from the Accra based station, where two of their panelists allegedly threatened Judges in the country.
Salifu Mase, nicknamed ‘Mugabe’ is becoming notorious for using his radio show to insult political leaders. He is already under mounting pressure after he allowed panelists, Alisr Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn issue criminal threats against Supreme court judges on his political talk show.
Mr. Anim has also called on the National Media Commission to act against such utterances on radio.