Fiapre Circuit Court in the Bono Region has dismissed a defamation case by Rapheal Cubage against Maxwell Mahama as an amount of GHc2000 awarded to Maxwell Mahama.
On 13th February, 2020, the plaintiff name Raphael Cubagee a.k.a Shamokoi, of H/NO 21/4. Newtown, Sunyani, brought defamation action against the defendant name, Maxwell Mahama, the Political Assistant to the Bono Regional Minister and the Sunyani East Communication Officer of the New Patriotic Party.
The plaintiff claims against the defendant as follows:
a) General damages of 50,000ghc for the defamation on the plaintiff’s character between 7th January, 2020 and 23rd January, 2020 to wot: ” A goat like you, how can you be my class”
b) An order of injunction restraining the defendant from making any further publication and or repetition of the said defamatory words.
But upon hearing the affidavit in opposition my Maxwell Mahama who is the defendant denying all allegations made by Raphael Cubagee, the Circuit Court came to a firm conclusion that the claims by Mr Raphael Cubagee are frivolous, unmeritorious, unsubstantiated and tainted with malice and same is or was dismissed by the Court.
The Circuit Court then awarded cost of Ghc2000 to Maxwell Mahama, the defendant.
According, Maxwell Mahama, the cost awarded to him by the Circuit Court today will go to charity or to buy a bicycle for his son and write boldly on it kwasiabinti meaning but for a certain fool.