According to a notice of payment to the court sighted by Pulse.com.gh, Mr. Agyapong's lawyers said their client has deposited "a sum of GH¢50,000 being half of the judgment debt and a banker's draft for an amount of GH¢30,000 being damages in favour of the plaintiff/respondent as ordered by the court".

Notice of payment to the court.
Notice of payment to the court.

Mr. Kweku Baako on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, filed a GH¢25 million defamation suit against the outspoken legislator for some defamatory comments against him on various radio stations.

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Baako said the MP had used several demeaning words to describe him, including 'corrupt', 'hypocrite' and 'dishonest'.

Kennedy Agyapong
Kennedy Agyapong

He said on certain occasions when the hosts of the programmes on which he made those defamatory comments against him asked him to retract or provide facts to back the claims he [Agyapong] made failed to do so.

The ace journalist also opined to the court that, Agyapong's assertions have affected his image and reputation in the eyes of "right-thinking" members of the society.

Kweku Baako pledges to give Agyapongs GH¢100,000 to charity

However, Kweku Baako has pledged to give the GH¢100,000 damages he will be getting from the businessman to charity.

Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr said he is happy he chose to defend his integrity in a court of competent jurisdiction when he thought the Member of Parliament had defamed him.

"I am happy I chose to vindicate my integrity in the appropriate forum, a court of law and not on the radio, television, or social media, which is also an available option in a democratic space," he stated.