Ralph Agyapong, counsel for Assin Central Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong says his client is ready to file his defence if Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his lawyers present their detailed address to the court.
Lawyer Agyapong’s comments follow a decision by a High Court in Accra to decline an application by Kennedy Agyapong seeking to dismiss the ȼ25 million defamation suit against him by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The court held that the writ filed by the ace investigative journalist does not in any way violate the constitutional right of Mr Agyapong as no relevant legal points have been raised to substantiate that claim.
Mr Agyapong claimed in his writ that the wearing of a mask and the concealment of his identity breached his constitutional rights under article 33 of the Constitution.
But the Court directed Anas to furnish Mr Agyapong with a more detailed address in 10 days as the current address provided is not sufficient.
But Lawyer Ralph Agyapong on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday debunked media reports that the court has thrown out Ken Agyapong’s application to dismiss Anas’ ȼ25m suit.
According to him, there was a wrong documentation about the residential address provided by the ace investigative journalist which to him was the main reason their case was dismissed.
“Some of the news portals are reporting inaccurate news because our case was not thrown away; the fault was not from our end but Anas’ so why should the media paint the picture as if it was our fault. If you don’t like the person at the centre of the issue, doesn’t mean you should report falsely,” he said.
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He said since the court has asked Anas and his team to provide the right details, within 10 days, they will also proceed and file their statements of defence when Anas and his lawyers are ready for proceedings to begin.
“My client has already said he is ready to fight this matter to the end so we are ever ready. We will file our statements when they are also ready in 10 days,” he stated.