“Kan Dapaah Initiates Lawsuit Against Barker-Vormawor Over Bribery Allegation, Seeks GH¢10 Million”

Minister of National Security, Kan Dapaah, Initiates Legal Action Against #FixTheCountry Convener, Oliver Barker-Vormawor

Kan Dapaah has taken legal action against Oliver Barker-Vormawor, the convener of the #FixTheCountry Movement, over allegations that government officials, including the National Security, met him in 2021 and offered him money to silence his activism.

Barker-Vormawor made these allegations following his release from police custody after being arrested on September 22 for staging a demonstration in Accra, in violation of a restraining order obtained by the police.

In his lawsuit, Kan Dapaah seeks a declaration from the court that Barker-Vormawor’s statements are defamatory. Additionally, he is demanding the recovery of Ten Million Ghana Cedis (GHC10,000,000.00) as General Damages, including Aggravated and/or Exemplary Damages for Defamation related to the words spoken by the Defendant.

Furthermore, Kan Dapaah is requesting an apology, a retraction of the statements made, and a perpetual injunction to prevent Barker-Vormawor from making similar or other defamatory remarks against him.

Barker-Vormawor had claimed that he was offered a substantial sum of $1 million and lucrative government positions to cease his activism, which was critical of the government. He asserted that he possessed evidence to support his claims but had not yet made the evidence public.

On September 22, 2023, the Ministry of National Security issued a statement refuting these allegations.

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