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A-Plus directed by court to retract defamation statements and pay 100k to Hassan Zein

Kwame Asare Obeng, widely known as A Plus, has opted for a settlement in the defamation lawsuit initiated against him by Ghanaian business magnate and philanthropist, Hassan Zein.

The legal action stemmed from defamatory remarks made by the controversial musician-turned-politician, damaging Zein’s reputation.

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According to court documents, A Plus has chosen to resolve the matter through an agreement with the businessman.

As part of the settlement, A Plus is obliged to retract and apologize for the defamatory comments that led to the legal proceedings.

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Mr Zein filed the defamation suit in 2022, seeking GH¢10 million in general damages and various orders, including a public apology and the removal of defamatory content.

Despite the case progressing in the High Court in Accra, A Plus and Zein reached an agreement on January 22, 2024.

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Subsequently, on January 29, 2024, the court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Adjenim-Boateng, adopted the settlement terms as the consent judgment.

In adherence to the agreement, A Plus will retract the comments and images of Zein through the same medium where the defamatory content was posted.

Additionally, an apology will be issued using the same medium, and A Plus is required to pay GH¢100,000 in costs to Zein.

The court documents affirm that these terms constitute the comprehensive understanding between the parties, effectively concluding the legal dispute arising from the defamation suit.

Despite Mr. Hassan Zein’s expressed concern about such occurrences in a civilized state like Ghana, attempts to reach A Plus’s legal counsel remained unanswered.

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