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Asiedu Nketia Slapped! With GH¢15m Libel Suit

National democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has met his waterloo in the former Auditor General, Edward Dua-Agyeman, who has slapped him with a gargantuan defamatory suit.

Prof Dua-Agyeman, Board Chairman of the Audit Service, has dragged the General Secretary of opposition NDC before an Accra High Court over comments he made on radio intended to damage his reputation, demanding GH¢15 million.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia has been accused of making slanderous statements against the former Auditor General that he was found churning out fake audit reports based on which he was sacked by the accountants association.

According to Mr. Dua-Agyeman, without basis or probable cause, Asiedu Nketia, also known as General Mosquito, “ostensibly sought to impugn the integrity, dignity and reputation of the plaintiff and to ridicule him in the eyes of right-thinking members of society.”

The plaintiff averred that Asiedu Nketia on October 2, 2018 made some unsubstantiated and disparaging statements on Accra-based radio station, neat Fm, accusing him of producing fake audit accounts in 1983 while he was at the Audit Service.

He is reported to have said that “The plaintiff was banned from auditing in 1983 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) for producing “fake” accounts for a non-existent company. In view of the ban, the plaintiff could not practice as a private auditor.

“That Dua-Agyeman was employed by the Audit Service and being unrepentant, Dua-Agyeman concocted stories about some Senior Officers who were punished and later the audited accounts were identified to be fake.