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Apologise for false allegations or face lawsuit – Lawyers of Societe Generale Board Chairperson to PPP

Lawyers for Margaret Sekyere, the Board Chairperson of Societe Generale Ghana Limited, have written to the Communications Director of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Felix Mantey, to retract some allegations he’s said to have leveled against their client.

Mr Mantey on Wednesday, June 9, issued a statement accusing Mrs Sekyere of being used as a proxy or acting as a conspirator in a plot to harass Chairperson of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom.

According to the PPP, the attack against its founder Dr Paa Kwasi Nduom is a face-saving exercise by government spearheaded by Central Bank Governor, Dr Ernest Addison.

But a letter signed by Managing Partner at the Obeng-Sakyi Sogbodjor & Co, Patrick Sogbodjor, acting as solicitor of Mrs Sekyere, indicated that the allegations were defamatory to their client who had over the years worked to build a reputation for herself.

Reproducing parts of the contents in the PPP’s statement, the lawyers for Mrs Sekyere stated that an ordinary perusal of the writ commencing the legal action brought by Birim Group LLC, a company accusing Groupe Nduom of fraud, would reveal that it is a “Mavis Amanpene Sekyere” who has been named within and not “Margaret Sekyere”.

The counsel continued that “our Client is at a loss as to why you would feature her name as the person affiliated to the said Birim Group LLC.”

By this, the lawyers have demanded an apology and a retraction before or on Monday, June 21, 2021, otherwise face a law suit.

“In the premise, we demand and do hereby demand on behalf of our Client, a full retraction of the malicious allegations made against her person by yourself on the behalf of the Progressive Peoples Party and with a correction about the misstatement of personalities, on the same forum the said statement was published.

“Furthermore, this must be with equal prominence as your initial said statement within the next seven days, on or before the 21st of June 2021. A failure and or refusal on your part will result in legal action for damages and costs, taken against you and the Progressive Peoples Partly jointly and severally without further recourse to you.

A few months ago, an equity fund and securities Investment Company based in the United States, Birim Group LLC, brought charges against Chairperson of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom.

In a writ sighted by Myjoyonline, Groupe Nduom, the umbrella company for 60 other businesses owned by Dr Nduom, is being accused of laundering a total of $63,000,000.

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