JONES DOTSE JSC
On the 19th day of March, 2014, this Court delivered judgment in this appeal wherein the appeal lodged by the Plaintiff/Appellant/Appellant, hereafter referred to as the Plaintiff against the decision of the Court of Appeal, dated 29th June, 2012, was allowed in part.
By that judgment, the Defendants/Respondents/Respondents hereafter referred to as Defendants were ordered to pay to the plaintiff the following:
a. GH¢5,000.00 damages for wrongful termination
b. GH¢20,000.00 damages for defamation
c. GH¢2,000.00 as costs to the Plaintiff
We now proceed to give our reasons for that judgment.
Thomas Paine, in 1787 in one of his writings to “The opposers of the Bank” wrote thus:-
“An insinuation, which a man who makes it does not believe himself, is equal to lying. It is the cowardice of lying. It unites the barest part of that vice with the meanest of all others. An open liar is a highwayman in his profession, but an insinuating liar is a thief skulking in the night.”