A few weeks ago, NewOne which is part of DailyGuide published a story which stated among other things that, a 22-year-old University student-Sarah Kwablah had threatened to make public a video of Ghanaian footballer-Asamoah Gyan banging her hard…
And not only that, she also stated that she was pregnant for the footballer—as a result, Asamoah Gyan should get her a neatly furnished apartment, a housemaid and a monthly stipend of $1,000.
However, DailyGuide wrongly used a photo of a different Sarah Kwablag which we are told they found on facebook—and the lawyer of this facebook Sarah Kwablah has sued the news paper for GH¢6 Billion in damages.
According to a report by DailyGuide; “Samson Lardy Ayenini, a lawyer and host of News File on Joy FM, who filed the writ, is demanding an amount of GH¢600,000.00 (six billion old cedis) as damages for the publication of a photograph of his client, Sarah Kwablah, in Daily Guide.
Mr Ayenini’s writ referred to a News One report in June which said a university student, Sarah Kwablah, had threatened to make public what she described as a secretly recorded video of the sexual intercourse she had with Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan.
According to Samson Lardy Ayenini, the photograph that appeared in Daily Guide was that of his client, Sarah Kwablah, a resident of Nima and an employee of a Chinese Restaurant on the Osu Oxford Street.
The lawyer said the publication caused his client, Sarah Kwablah, unbearable trauma and psychological distress to the extent that she had to travel abroad for “emotional and psychological healing.”
Aside the oGH¢600,000.00 (six billion old cedis),] being demanding as damages, the lawyer has asked the court to order Daily Guide to pay “the cost of all medical and psychological treatment and counselling and attendant expenses as a result of the said libel in the said publications.”
And also, the lawyer has demanded that “Daily Guide pay Sarah Kwablah all her salary and allowances for all the period she has been unable to resume work as a result of the said publication and also pay all her legal fees,” the newspaper reported
Finally, the “lawyer is also requesting a retraction, an unqualified apology and a perpetual injunction on the publication of Sarah Kwablah’s photographs.”