Labour High Court presided over by Justice Lorenda Owusu, has granted an application by lawyers of the Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, seeking permission to use the means of substituted service, to serve popular musician, Kwame Asare Obeng (A-Plus), with the defamation action brought against him by the Minister.
Lawyer of the Communications Minister, Gary Nimako, came to court after all efforts to have A-Plus served with the suit proved unsuccessful.
Lawyer Nimako argued that all the laid down procedures for serves have been employed but to no avail. The court after the legal arguments ordered that the applicants are at liberty to post the suit on the Facebook wall of the musician and he will be deemed to have been duly served once the post is done.
A-Plus is said to have accused Ursula Owusu -Ekuful, of being involved in shady deals at the Communications Ministry. He also accused the Minister of cover up in the 89 million dollar Kelni GVG deal.
The applicant in the defamation suit is seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain A-Plus from making further defamatory comments about her according to the statement of case filed in court. The Minister is praying the court for an order directed at A-Plus to retract and apologize.
Source: Wilberforce A. Asare