Lawyer Samson Ayenini is a fast rising Lawyer and Journalist and well renowned amongst many Ghanaians, but all these are not moving outspoken Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, as he seems angered by the senior journalists professional workings.
In my candid opinion, Samson Ayenini's choice of making a topical issue of his outbursts against Multimedia Group's Erastus Asare and the media organization on his Newsfile TV show over the weekend and his subsequent acting in his professional capacity as Legal Counsel for the Multimedia Group, are the main reasons, why he has attracted this barrage of insults, most of them, cannot be re=printed here.
Kennedy Agyapong, who did not miss words, was emphatic that, Samson Ayenini was a small boy, daft and a lawyer, who barely have any won cases to his credit. In fact, he challenged him, whiles speaking on hos Net2 TV's "The Seat Show" that, "prove to me you are a good lawyer and have even won any cases?, you daft lawyer, how dare you challenge me and try to make mockery of me on your show?" he quizzed.
Lawyer Samson Ayenini, who is also the Legal Counsel for the Multimedia Group, has been responding to the threats and allegations against the media house, he has worked for, over a decade as a journalist. From a quick observation of this legal rebuttal against the outspoken legislator, from his law chambers, it can be seen that, Samson Ayenini, had also authored the petition, that was eventually presented to the Ashanti Regional Police Command, asking for investigations of the matter and subsequent request for protection for its senior journalist, Erastus Asare.
As this letter, have the seeming resemblance, of thought flow and intent of threatening legal ramifications of potential defamation. In the above letter shared, the Multimedia Group had refuted defamatory statements made against it, by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong on NET2 TV.
A statement issued by the company’s lawyers duly represented by Lawyer Samson Ayenini and dated July 13, had said, “Our client takes a serious view of the outright falsehood of wrongdoing, including the unethical hack of saboteur reporting against Government, criminal blackmail, corruption and war-mongering.”
The defamatory statements were made on or about Friday, July 9, 2021, on the television station owned by Mr Agyapong and broadcast virtually to the world.
The statement noted that, although the MGL CEO had a meeting with the MP, the purpose of that engagement was official, “the reference to a meeting with the CEO is accurate only to the extent of a brief discussion over a petition against the move in 2017, to reduce transmission coverage radius, of certain radio stations to 45km.”
The petition, delivered to and received by the Communications Ministry on May 11, 2018, was issued and signed by the Management of 10 radio stations, including KENCITY MEDIA LTD’s OMAN FM. A copy of the petition used is attached herein for the avoidance of doubt.
The lawyers had said, “the Group of stations operating, within 100km coverage radii, fearing the devastating impact of the threatened reduction to their established audience reach and investment made on the strength of the existing frequency reach, felt, out of courtesy, that the said meeting be had with him [Kennedy Agyapong], as then Chairman of Parliament’s Communications Committee.”
“Neither did the CEO step out of his known character and established professional business conduct, to discuss anything personal, nor such as separately privately concerned Joy FM/MGL as a business and certainly never a word about the falsely alleged concerns of its staff,” the company’s lawyers had said.
It is worth noting that, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, in his spirited defence of the statements, which were unfortunate, has ended up attacking everyone, whose reaction to his statements, has not been in support f his assertions. So for instance, on the same program Monday night, he lashed out Kwaku Baako also and so far, has also blistered the likes of Suhuyin, who lead processes in the august house, for him to be referred to the Privileges Committee and clearly, he is a man, on the loose now.
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