TV3, a local television station in Ghana is in trouble over a false report they “deliberately” put out concerning Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture.
Lawyers for the Minister, Davies and Davis have swiftly acted and demanded that the station apologies on their platform and retract for making a false claim that the minister had said that: “In the North some of these smugglers load fertilizer on donkeys. These animals are able to enter Burkina Faso unaided, to deliver the fertilizer. I was there: I saw some of these things, but I can’t question the donkeys”.
A copy of the letter which was copied to Wontumionline.com, describes the publication by the television network as “misleading, offensive and defamatory”.
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Aside the comments put out by the station being baseless and distant from the truth, lawyers for the Minister hinted that the station also failed to investigate the report before airing it.
The report by TV3, has “incalculably injured” Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto’s reputation in the eyes of right-thinking members of society the statement adds.
TV3 has therefore been ordered to retract the publication in not less than two publications on their tv station and also render an unqualified and unreserved apology within 3 days.
Full statement below…