An Accra High Court has granted a request by lawyers for Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale to settle the defamation case filed against him by Lawrence Asiamah Hanson also known as Bulldog out of court.
The artiste manager, Bulldog had sued Dancehall musician, Shatta Wale over claims of defamation.
Bulldog who is the plaintiff is seeking damages for the alleged defamation and same for malicious publication of falsehood against him by the defendant.
In court on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, lawyers of the plaintiff, led by Dr Justice Srem-Sai, told the court that the parties have started negotiations for settlement and would need a month’s adjournment.
Justice Joseph Adu Agyemang Owusu, presiding over the General Jurisdiction 13 of the Accra High Court, after listening to the parties, encouraged them to settle the matter out of court.
On 2 November 2022, Shatta Wale made a publication on his Facebook page implicating his former manager, Bullgod, in the murder of aritiste manager Fennec Okyere, among others.
Fennec Okyere was the manager of Kwaw Kese.
He was murdered at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road, Accra, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, by unknown assailants.
The plaintiff is seeking the following reliefs
A declaration of the Court that the series of publications made by the defendant as particularised in the Statement of Claim are defamatory to the plaintiff.
A declaration of the court that the series of publications made by the defendant in the Statement of Claim are malicious.
An order of the Court directed at the defendant to on all his social media pages or accounts, make a publication on seven (7) consecutive days of an unqualified retraction of and unreserved apology for the defamatory words that the Defendant has published about the Plaintiff, such retraction and apology to be vetted and approved by the Plaintiff’s lawyers.
An order of the Court for perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his agents, workmen, assigns and servants from publishing or further publishing any defamatory words against the Plaintiff.
General damages for defamation.
Special damages for defamation.
Punitive damages for malicious publication of falsehood against the Plaintiff.
Cost, and any other orders or remedies that the Court may deem fit.