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John Paintsil Sues Countryman Songo, Multimedia, Others over Forgery Claims

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, John Paintsil has filed a lawsuit against four prominent journalists and three media companies in the country.

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, John Paintsil, has filed a lawsuit against four prominent journalists and three media companies in the country for alleged forgery comments against him after being named an assistant coach for the national team.

The writ of summons sighted by The Accra Times lists seven defendants; Patrick Agyeman-Countryman Songo, Saddick Adams, Veronica Commey, Coach Nimley, the Multimedia Group, Omni Media Ltd, and Angel Broadcasting Network with Paintsil as the plaintiff.

Paintsil came under heavy criticism after his comments on UTV discredited the ‘Save Ghana Football ‘ demonstration. Days later after those comments, he was named as an Assistant Coach of the Black Stars.

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“I need to know the point of the demonstration. If it’s Ghana football, then, we are not talking about the national team. The national team comes once every four months,” John Paintsil said.

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The convener of the demonstration, Saddick Adams, together with three other colleagues, Veronica, Nimley, and Songo, all sued, questioned Paintsil’s coaching credentials on different platforms, and alleged a purported forgery in his certificate.

“In 2019, he presented a fake certificate to allow him to coach, and it was discovered. Oti Akenteng and Prof. Mintah knew about it, and so he is a person of questionable moral character who also questioned the importance of the protest against GFA. We also don’t know why he is using a fake certificate to get a coaching job. He has served well as an ex-international, but that fake certificate must be investigated. We have that fake certificate, so we will pursue the next step; we will seek him to be cleared and not infect the national team,” Saddick Adams stated.

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The three media companies, Angel Broadcasting Network, Multimedia Group, and Omni Media Ltd are enjoined because Adams, Songo, and Nimley used their platforms to propagate the allegations.

According to the writs, the defendants have been given eight days on being served to appear before the court.

See Part of Writ Below:

John Paintsil Sues Countryman Songo, Multimedia,  Others over Forgery Claims
writ of summons
John Paintsil Sues Countryman Songo, Multimedia,  Others over Forgery Claims
writ of summons

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