Business mogul Hassan Zein has sued Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, for defamation.
Mr Zein claims that the defendant’s (A plus) use of his picture, as well as claimed defamatory statements made on Facebook on December 6, 2021, were intended to harm and damage his hard-earned reputation.
He is seeking general damages of ten million Ghana cedis (GH₵ 10,000,000.00) and an order directing A Plus to retract the defamatory comment and picture through the same media that was used to defame him.
Mr Zein also seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from defaming him in the future, as well as an order for exemplary and punitive damages.
Mr Zein’s lawyers have asked the court for an interlocutory injunction prohibiting the defendant or his assigns from “publishing, sharing, commenting, or re-publishing the malicious, vexatious, defamatory, and or libellous comments about Plaintiff/Applicant, on any social or regular media for whatever purposes until the final determination of the instant suit.”
Meanwhile, in reaction to the court’s decision to fine A Plus GH10 million for defamation over Facebook posts by Zein, the anti-social media advocate has reacted to Hassan’s illegal status in the country, threatening to expose him more.
He wrote ;
“Hassan, I hear you have sued me. If it’s true come and serve me. The honorable court didn’t ask you to share it on social media.
I’m telling you that you are a criminal. I’m exposing your crimes in our country. Instead of sueing me for defamation, you have rather run to the court to stop me from exposing your crimes.
You, that your ungovernable country called Lebanon, can any Ghanaian go there and misbehave like you do in Ghana? An Arab man has approached me that you scammed him $480.000. He is coming to Ghana on Sunday. That is him in suit. By Monday you’ll see your smoothness level.
“You forged documents and took a house from some poor Ghanaians when their father died. You are evil!! Hassan. I’ll fight for the man’s children to get their father’s house back! If a judge ask me not talk about your crimes, including your threat to kill police officers, I’ll humbly respect the courts decision
You see that your lawyer? He is the first person I worked on before I began the fight with you. And trust me, if he doesn’t respect himself errrh, I’ll take the fight to him! Is he not the one who was asked to apologise in the case I’ve attached?
“A Ghanaian defending a foreigner who has come to our country to threatened to kill our police officers; all because of money. You are surprised I have this publication right? And you Kofi at Daily Guide, gyimigyimi!! Ofui!! Tintinto!! You are the one sharing court summons to bloggers for coins.
“Your boss Freddy Blay was mentioned in Hassan’s dealings. Ask Freddy Blay if he knows Hassan. You don’t like peace right? If you don’t respect yourself errrh, the kind of people I’ll bring in this matter will shock you. Mo gyimi na mo de te krom ha no!! Me I’m so dirty!!
“Listen carefully Hassan!! You have misbehaved in our country, cheated our people, threatened to kill our police, defrauded a lot of people. If you think I’m defaming you, sue me for defamation. You coward!! You scammed people to build that your Jamila Furniture Home! Criminal!!
“This attack from me is a well coordinated one. You say you have money? You’ll be surprised!! This fight is bigger than you entire life savings.”