Lawyers for the former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has written to the Multimedia Group demanding an unqualified apology over a news publication.
The lawyers described as “false statements” alleging $5 million and GH¢48 million were found in her Prudential Bank accounts.
According to the statement issued by the lawyers, despite the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) rebutting the reportage, the media firm went ahead to publish the story.
It was reported on August 10 that the OSP discovered a substantial sum of US$590,000 in cash during the search conducted at the Abelemkpe residence of the former Minister.
The report added that an amount of GH¢2.7 million in cash was also discovered at the same address.
But the lawyers said the report was corrected by a statement from the OSP but despite that, the media house continued with publications on the matter laden with malice.
“Despite this rebuttal, at 7pm of 10th August 2023, your outfit continued to post material alluding to the false statement that $5m and GHS48m had been found in our client’s bank accounts.”
“We are by this letter demanding that your outfit retracts the false information it has published and apologizes to our client within three (3) days from the delivery of this letter (using the same means and coverage with which it published the false information), failing which we have our client’s firm instructions to institute legal action and bring the full force of the law to bear on your outfit for the damage and injury your reportage has caused and keeps causing,” the letter demanded.