The former Auditor General, Professor Dua Agyeman, has sued the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia for defamation.
He seeking damages in the region of GHS 15 million before an Accra High Court in Accra.
The suit, filed by his lawyer, Gary Nimako, averred that the plaintiff understands the comment to mean that he produced a fake audit report for a non-existent company in 1983 which caused him to be banned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) “to mean that he is a person who is dishonest or acted dishonestly in return for personal gain.”
Contrary to the claim by Asiedu Nketia, Prof Dua-Agyeman averred that a letter authored by Prof Kwame Adom-Frimpong, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana Council (ICAG) dated 15th October, 2018 shows that he has been in good standing since 1978 and has never been banned.
He also averred that the statement is understood to mean that he is “dishonest,” and is a person without any integrity and therefore unfit for public service.
He is therefore seeking a declaration that Asiedu Nketia’s comment on Neat FM that he was “banned by the Institute of Chartered Accounts (Ghana)” is slanderous and defamatory of him and same was made without any reasonable, just or probable cause.