Owusu Bempah’s house at Tema to be sold to pay Ibrahim Mahama’s judgment, a court has ruled.
The High Court had ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to release any funds in the sum of GHC 310,000.00 in an account held by Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited, with the bank and pay the said amount to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama.
The Court gave the order pursuant to an application filed in the Court by lawyer Reindorf Twumasi Ankrah, the lawyer for Mr. Mahama asking the Court to compel NIB to release funds held in an account belonging to Owusu Bempah of Ghana Gas to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama as payment of judgment debt.
But the bank on 20 January 2021 only issued a cheque with the face value of GH¢107,000 from the account of Ernest Owusu Bempah to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama in compliance with an order of the Court.
To this effect, Owusu Bempah still has GH¢203,000 to pay Mr. Mahama for defaming him.
Sources say, the Business Mogul Ibrahim Mahama has initiated process to put a plush 3-bedroom house allegedly belonging to Owusu Bempah to pay the remainder of the judgement debt of GH¢310,000.00
Business Mogul, Ibrahim Mahama had sued Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited and Despite Group of Companies GH¢2 million each for defamatory comments but judge awarded GH¢300,000 instead and directed the defendants to publish a retraction and apology in the Daily Graphic and on the same platform those defamatory words were used against the plaintiff.
They have also been directed to remove the said defamatory material about the plaintiffs from all archives.
The judge also warned communicators who go on media platforms to malign innocent people to desist from such acts because that will not be tolerated. “Ernest Owusu Bempah by publishing those words directed at the person of Ibrahim Mahama, he has defamed him. I shall proceed to grant judgment in favour of the Plaintiff, Ibrahim Mahama. As we move towards next year’s election, we need to be guided.” Justice Georgina Datsa advised.