A Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba(UEW) Alhassan Salifu Bawa who was sued by the Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has dared the MP to keep the fight as he is ready to face him boot for boot.
Alexander Afenyo Markin has sued Alhassan Salifu Bawa and Modern Ghana for GHC1,000,000.00 for defamation at the Accra High Court for defamation through the publication of several articles.
According to Alhassan Salifu Bawa, he is yet to be served with the said Writ filed against him by the MP, but he had read it on other platforms.
Meanwhile he noted that he is ready to face Afenyo-Markin with all the hardcore evidences he is having to expose him further.
In an interview he pointed out that, the issues he is ready to file against the MP will bother on Criminal prosecutions, with undisputed evidence.
He however noted that, the Writ filed against him by the MP although it came later is a right decision he has taken.
He said: “He has delayed in suing me.”
Alhassan Salifu Bawa also noted that there are basis for the articles he has been writing about Afenyo-Markin and that he is happy to see him sued.
“He should wait and see how this will ad will be played out in court,” he said.
He however revealed that the MP had made several attempts for him, Bawa to stop the articles against him but all yielded no positive results since he is convinced what he is doing is to stand for the truth.
Alhassan Salifu Bawa said Afenyo-Markin is aware of the impending reshuffle hence has decided to use the suit as avenue to dodge his criminal activities should Parliament decides to query him regarding those issues.
“That is the reason behind Afenyo-Markin’s frivolous and vexatious defamation suit against me. Afenyo-Markin’s plan is argue before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee that, Bawah’s allegations against him, are pending before a court, and as a result, he can’t respond to those allegations at the said Parliamentary Vetting, since a response would amount to contempt of court,” he said.
By PROSPER AGBENYEGA