Court hits Sammy Gyamfi with GH¢500,000 fine in a defamation case

Sammy Gyamfi and Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Sammy Gyamfi (left) and Matthew Opoku Prempeh (right)

After losing a defamation case against Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was hit with damages of GH¢500,000.

The decision was handed down on Thursday, October 13, 2022, by the General Jurisdiction 12 of the High Court in Accra, which was presided over by Justice Charles Gyamfi Danquah.

The court determined that Sammy Gyamfi defamed Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who is also a lawmaker for Manhyia South, when Sammy Gyamfi claimed Seidu Yakubu MBA, who is suspected of being involved in the kidnapping of the two Canadian girls in 2019, is Dr. Opoku Prempeh’s errand boy during a press conference in June 2019.

The court also mandated that Gyamfi publish a retraction and an apology after awarding damages.