Charter House Rejects Shatta Wale’s Offer

shataCHARTER House Ghana has opposed the request by “Dancehall King” Shatta Wale, for an out-of court settlement of the defamation suit against him.

The events management company insists that the case should continue
Charter House and Mr. Iyoila Ayoade, the Chief Executive, are suing Shatta Wale, real name Nii Amarh Mensah, for making four separate videos with defamatory messages against them and uploaded by same on social media platforms.

Charter House said it prefers that the defamation suit goes on at the court, instead of using the offices of MUSIGA for the ADR process to settle the matter.

Mr Egbert Faibille, counsel for Charter House Ghana, made this known soon after the court’s sittings yesterday.
During the court sitting, Mr Peter Zwennes, who represented Shatta Wale, said they had received an affidavit in opposition to Charter House’s response in respect of the ADR application filed by Shatta.

Mr Zwennes, therefore, prayed the court to give them time to respond to the affidavit in opposition.
The court presided over by Justice Naa Adoley Azu, obliged and adjourned the case to December 1.
Meanwhile, the court is expected to rule on application for default judgment in respect of the case on November 20.
Shatta Wale was represented by his father, Mr Charles Mensah (Snr).

On October 20, this year, the court prevented Shatta Wale from repeating four videos in relation to Charter House.
The court further restrained him from making new videos and posting on his Facebook page   concerning Charter House and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ayoade.

This followed the granting of an interlocutory injunction filed by Charter House and its CEO in the court presided over by Justice Naa Adoley Azu.

The two plaintiffs were praying the court to declare that the Dancehall King had defamed them with the four separate videos he recorded and uploaded on his Facebook page.

According to the plaintiffs, two of the said videos were uploaded on September 23 and September 24.
The Plaintiffs are also praying the court to order Shatta Wale to render “an unqualified apology and retraction of each of the four separate videos with the approval by the Plaintiffs prior to the recording and uploading” to his Facebook page and to remain on his page for one month within a week of the judgment.

The plaintiffs again sought the court for an “order of perpetual injunction retraining the defendant, his agents, hirelings, manager(s), privies and assigns or any person through him and howsoever described from making and/or repeating the defamatory statements or similar statements in the nature of the ones complained in the video recording.

The plaintiffs are also demanding that Shatta Wale sends apology in respect of the four videos to all media houses and online media that he aired the defamatory videos complained of and ensure that same and/or published at his own expense.   GNA

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