Shatta Wale seeks out of court settlement in GH¢10 million suit

Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale is requesting an out of court settlement in a GH¢10 million defamatory suit brought against him by event organizing company, Charter House.

Chaterhouse and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Iyiola Ayaode, dragged Shatta Wale to court on October 2, 2014 for defamation.

Further to that, counsel for the plaintiffs, Mr Egbert Faibille Junior filed a motion for interlocutory injunction, which prayed the court to restrain Shatta Wale from further uploading and or making defamatory comments about his client.

At the Fast Track High Court’s hearing in Accra Monday, counsel for the musician, Mr Sey announced to the court that his client would prefer an out of court settlement but Mr Faibille opposed the move on the grounds that the defendant had not shown any sign of remorse to warrant an out of court settlement.

Admitting that the defence team, last Friday, wrote a letter asking for an out of court settlement, Mr Faibille argued that indeed, Shatta Wale had after the institution of the suit against him gone ahead to cause the publication of more defamatory materials on his Facebook page.

That attitude, according to counsel, was a clear indication that the defendant had not repented in anyway.

Shatta Wale’s new video sought to portray that the plaintiffs filed the suit because they were cash strapped.

Background

Charterhouse and Mr Ayaode took legal action after Shatta Wale accused them of being corrupt and thoughtless in the videos.

The videos also warned the plaintiffs to desist from stop denying musicians from other regions of Ghana the needed recognition.

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  • Origin: Graphic Showbiz