Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has reportedly sued Oliver Barker-Vormawor, convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, for allegedly accusing him and other government officials of offering him money to silence him.
Barker-Vormawor had made the bribery allegations after being arrested for staging a demonstration in Accra.
He alleged that he was offered an enticing amount of $1 million and other juicy positions in government in order to stop his activism which was supposedly painting the government black.
According to him, he had evidence to his claim, but he is yet to make the files public.
In response, in a suit filed and dated September 26,2023 , Kan Dapaah has asked the court to declare the allegations defamatory and is demanding a retraction of the statement and an apology, in addition to GH¢10m in damages.
While Barker-Vormawor claims to have evidence to back up his accusations, the Ministry of National Security denies any wrongdoing.
Barker-Vormawor said he has been advised by his legal counsels to file official compliant to the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Barker-Vormawor made these allegations shortly after he and others were released by the police following their arrest on September 22 for staging a demonstration in Accra.
While he insisted that he had evidence to support his allegations, he has not yet made this evidence public.
Mr Dapaah, therefore, seeks various remedies, including a declaration from the court that the words uttered by Barker-Vormawor are defamatory.
He is also demanding GH¢10,000,000.00 as general damages, including aggravated and/or exemplary damages for defamation for the words uttered by the defendant [Oliver Barker-Vormawor].
Additionally, an apology and retraction of the words complained of, as well as “a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant from repeating similar or other defamatory words against the plaintiff”.