Businessman and brother of ex-president John Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama, has taken legal action against the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Chairman Wontumi, on the grounds of defamation.
The boss of Engineers and Planners is seeking damages to the tune of GHc5 million after Chairman Wontumi alleged that he (Ibrahim) made his wealth through illegal means.
Not too long ago, Chairman Wontumi who was speaking on Wontumi TV, claimed that Ibrahim Mahama was beneficiary of stolen government funds while his brother, John Dramani Mahama was president.
By way of reliefs sought, Ibrahim, in a summons sent to Wontumi through his lawyers, was asking that Wontumi renders an unqualified apology and also retract the defamatory statements he made within seven days.
The notice sent on behalf of Ibrahim Mahama clearly stated that the comments and claims made by Chairman Wontumi were just lies and propaganda without any proof of the matter.
It would be recalled that Instagram socialite, Mona Montrage, known widely as Hajia4reall, also threatened to sue Chairman Wontumi over some defamatory comments he made about her.
In Mona’s case, Wontumi had alleged that Hajia4reall had been gifted a car and a house by Ibrahim Mahama on her birthday.
Mona, who was having none of that, sent caution to Wontumi through her lawyers to have him retract the baseless statements he made.
Chairman Wontumi is considered as a stalwart in the governing NPP and has sometimes been considered as untouchable.
He is noted to own Kumasi-based Wontumi TV and radio.