Court dismisses Vokacom libel suit against Sammy Gyamfi; orders ¢8,000 against plaintiff

Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi.

The Supreme Court has dismissed a defamation charge filed by Vokacom Limited against the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, in 2018.

In a ruling on Wednesday, the Court said the facts and evidence presented by the plaintiff at the trial were not sufficient to find Mr Gyamfi guilty, hence the Court’s dismissal.

The verdict on Wednesday came after about 3 years of trial.

In response to the statement posted on his Facebook wall, Sammy Gyamfi expressed his gratitude to Almighty God for guiding him through the entire period of the trial.

According to him, with the help of God and his lawyer, he “stands by every word he said to the press and put up a strong defense during the hearing of the case.”

The NDC’s National Communications Officer also expressed appreciation to his attorney, Edudzi Tamakloe, for his pro bono services he provided during the trial. Sammy Gyamfi also thanked the Court for ruling in his favor.

In 2018, Vokacom Limited, the developers of the GhanaPost GPS application, launched a defamation campaign against Sammy Gyamfi over some comments he made that the company deemed defamatory.

According to the IT company, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi attempted to denigrate the National Digital Address System during a press conference hosted by CDG-GH in 2018.

Consequently, Vokacom went to the High Court to enforce the award of GHS 3 million in damages.

But in a ruling on Wednesday, November 24, the Court dismissed the claim and awarded the plaintiff, Vokacom Company Limited, GHS 8,000.00.

Meanwhile, Sammy Gyamfi said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that “this matter will be revisited sometime in the near future. Until then, aluta continua, victoria ascerta’.

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