On October 19, 2009, the defendant/respondent/appellant, hereinafter called the defendant, caused a publication to be made in the Daily Graphic. A passport sized photograph of the plaintiff/appellant/respondent, hereinafter called the plaintiff, was attached thereto and the publication concerned the plaintiff. It read:
BENOD MACHINE SHOP
MR ERIC KWAME AMOAH, former Manager of the above named shop no longer works with the shop.
Any transaction on behalf of the above named shop with institutions, companies, shops, and individuals by Mr Eric Kwame Amoah is null and void.
Any company which goes into contract with him do(sic) so at their own risk.
By: Managing Director
BENOD Machine Shop
The above publication was repeated in the November 12, 2009 edition of the Daily Graphic. It is this publication that gave rise to the action before the High Court that has resulted in the appeal before this court. The plaintiff complains that the said publication has…