Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama has stated that even though the wheels of justice in the country grind slowly, he is certain justice will be served him in a GHc5 million libel suit against Ashanti Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Bernard Antwi Bosiako.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with ultimate1069.com after Monday’s court proceedings in Kumasi, Mr. Ibrahim said he is determined to use the court which is the only legitimate means available to him to clear his name.
“Justice is all I am expecting that’s all. Nothing else and I will follow due process,” he disclosed
He admits the case has been dragging on for a long time, but the President’s brother said he was optimistic and awaiting the outcome of the court’s decision in due time.
According to him, some persons were bent on dragging him into politics; but noted that it was a normal practice in the country. He, however, stated that the libelous comments such as the ones for which he was in court, could not be taken for granted in the name of politics.
“It is an election fever you understand. When your brother’s opponents want to make means meat out of nothing they go about saying some of these things. I ignored it, but I need to clear my name. There are a lot of Ghanaians out there who have been defamed by the likes of such characters and never had the will to go and fight it in court. I will like to prove that the justice system works in Ghana, and no one must take it for granted,” he concluded
Ibrahim Mahama sued the NPP firebrand for GH¢5 million for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him while addressing his party faithful in April 2012.
He was alleged to have accused him of siphoning proceeds from the fuel price increases in the country and also alleged that Mr. Ibrahim and his brother, the President, usually used the monies stolen from the national purse on luxurious holidays in South Africa.