Owusu-Bempah Debunks Claims That He’s Pleading With Ibrahim Mahama To Settle Case Behind Closed Doors


The former spokesperson for Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has debunked widespread media reports that he’s on his knees pleading with business mogul, Ibrahim Mahama to settle their differences behind closed doors.

It will be recalled that the younger brother of ex-president Mahama sued the loudmouth Owusu Bempah who is currently the PRO of Tema Oil Refinery for defaming him on UTV.

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For over two years now, there has been a back and forth on the legal tussle presided by High Court Judge, Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa who ruled that Owusu Bempah should pay a judgment debt of GH¢310,000 to Ibrahim Mahama which was subsequently upheld by the appeals court after the former went for an appeal.

Owusu Bempah has also denied claims that his house in Tema is up for sale to fund the judgment debt claiming that he has no such property and that is a figment of the imagination of a decided mind.

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He however disclosed that preparations is far advanced by his legal team to take appropriate action at the supreme court. Kindly read his full statement below.

Media statement


I have been in court with Mr Ibrahim Mahama over the last two years on a defamatory matter.

The High court presided by Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa ruled against my good self and UTV. The matter proceeded to Appeal and the Apellante Court upheld the high Court decision.

Much as I disagree with the judgement, I respect the court’s decision.

Let me add that, my legal team are in the process of taking the appropriate action at the Supreme Court.

The claim that I, Ernest Owusu Bempah is pleading with Ibrahim Mahama to have the matter settled behind closed doors is false and very defamatory.

Again, the claim that I have a house in Tema and that it is being sold to defray the cost of the damages is also false.

I don’t own any property in Tema and such fiction can only come from the figment of the imagination of a deluded mind.

My adversaries are bruised and are only engaging in a publicity stunt simply to shore up their tattered image.

Let me remind the public that my legal team is competent enough to handle this matter to its logical conclusion.

Ghanaians should watch out for the unfolding drama ahead. Those living in glass houses and throwing stones will soon realised their folly.

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings and I have not heard her sung yet.

Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah


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