The director of communications at Ghana Gas Company Limited retracted and apologised to the CEO of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama for calling him a thief.
He is unqualified apology comes after he defamed the business on television.
In 2018, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama sued Mr Owusu Bempah along with the Despite Group of Companies, operators of UTV for defaming him.
Mr. Bepah on March 30, 2018, made a statement on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsoroma’ show that former President Mahama’s brother is a thief.
Speaking in the twi, he said “because krono na w’abo…” (to wit Mr Ibrahim is rich because he has stolen).
“The statement which I made then was made without any basis and was made without due regard to the hard-earned reputation of Mr Ibrahim Mahama and I ought not to have made same.
“That statement I made about Mr Ibrahim Mahama was not true then and is not true now and can never be true and that I have no reason to make the statement.”
“Irrespective of how it happened, the facts remain that I should never have made such a statement of Mr Ibrahim Mahama. The statement was clearly derogatory and defamatory of the person and the enviable achievements of Mr Ibrahim Mahama. I sincerely regret making that statement about him.”
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