Communication Director for Ghana Gas, Earnest Owusu Bempah has rendered an apology to Business man Ibrahim Mahama after calling him a “thief”.
Bempah in March 2018 referred to Mahama, a junior brother to former president John Mahama, on UTV as a thief whose wealth wasn’t acquired legally.
The business mogul then sued the NPP man for defamation.
A judgement pronounced last month by an Accra High Court ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to release any funds in the sum of GH¢310,000.00 in an account held by Owusu Bempah, with the bank and pay the said amount to Mr Mahama.
But Bempah whose savings was not closer to the amount that was demanded had no choice than to chase Mr Mahama with an apology.
A statement signed by Bempah and witnessed by one Isaac Adu Boahen stated “the statement which I made then was made without any basis and was made without due regard to the hard earned reputation of Mr Ibrahim Mahama and I ought not to have made same.”
Bempah added the statement he made on the television station “was not true then and is not true now and can never be true and that I had no reason to make that statement.”
“I hereby unreservedly apologise for the statement I made and accordingly retract the statement I made about Mr Ibrahim Mahama in the 3rd of March, 2018 for which reason the court gave judgment against me.”
According to the statement, Bempah called Mr Mahama on phone and he accepted the apology and went ahead to invite him over to his home– an act Bempah says makes him regret the more.