Radio and television presenter, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart has landed himself in trouble again as he faces another defamation lawsuit.
This time he faces a lawsuit from the Finance Minister of Ghana, Hon Ken Ofori – Atta for defaming him. In a press statement released on Friday, June 2, 2023, the Minister of Finance, Hon Ken Ofori-Atta revealed in a writ demanding among other things a “recovery of the sum of Ten Million Ghana Cedis as general damages including aggravated and/or exemplary damages for defamation for the libel uttered by Defendant. An apology for and retraction of the words complained of and particularized supra”.
Captain Smart during one of his shows alleged that Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta has taken a 10% share out of the International Money Fund’s $3 billion bailout for Ghana.
Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta is therefore seeking a declaration that the words uttered by Captain Smart, are defamatory.