Businesman Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has said although he has received an apology from Ghana Gas’ Ernest Owusu Bempah, he has not pardoned the latter of the payment of Ghc203,000 due him for defamation after he managed to pay Ghc107,000 out of Ghc310,000.
An Accra High court convicted Mr. Owusu Bempah of defamation and fined him Ghc310,000 of which he managed to pay only Ghc107,000.
MyNewsGh.com based on unconfirmed sources hinted our readers about a possible pardon of payment of the remaining Ghc203,000 by the businessman, but in a reaction through his aide, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has said there has been no pardon whatsoever.
Also, Mr. Owusu Bempah in his apology letter to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama revealed the businessman called him his brother and invited him to come home.
This fact too, aide to Ibrahim Mahama, Rafik Mahama said is untrue and no invitation has been issued to the embattled Bempah.
“Mr. Ibrahim Mahama received an official apology from Owusu Bempah and apart from that, no further decision has been taken with regards to the apology from Owusu Bempah and the outstanding amount of GHC 203,000”, aide Rafik Mahama wrote.
Ernest Owusu Bempah would have to cough out Ghc203,000 to pay for the full cost of his defamation of the businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners who is also brother of Ex President John Dramani Mahama.