THE NATIONAL Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) 2016 parliamentary candidate for Krowor Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Daniel Alabi, has threatened to take legal action against Media General owners of TV3 and others.
According to him, his decision to resort to legal action against TV3 and some media houses stemmed from what he described as a ‘false reportage’ against his person.
“TV3 and other media houses that engaged in the false reportage about me should be preparing to meet me in court,” Mr Alabi told Today.
The former NDC parliamentary candidate said TV3 aired a news item last Wednesday, November 28 through to Friday, November 30, 2018, which gained loads of grounds on social media in which “I was reported to have assaulted one Pastor Ebenezer Arthur of Agape Restoration Ministries on a plot of land at Tema Community 19.”
In the said reportage, Mr Alabi indicated that TV3 reported that, “I went to the said land together with some land-guards to assault the pastor and his church members.”
“That story is absolutely false and preposterous! The fact of the matter is that I got wind that some workers were working on the land so I went to the said land with my brother to stop them,” he recounted.
According to him, the news item has indeed subjected him to a barrage of public ridicule.
“What even pained me more was the fact that TV3 and those media houses failed to call me for my side of the story, and further probe into the matter,” he stated.
Mr Alabi further noted that the parcel of land on which the pastor’s church is located on is his bonafide property, which he gave out a plot of it to the latter for church activities upon request.
He revealed that the total acreage of the land in question is 9.8 acres.
He continued that he bought this acreage of land from the Nungua Stool headed by Gborbu Wulormo, who also doubled as the overlord of the Ga-Adangbe “and I gave a portion of it to the pastor, specifically for his church activities.
According to Mr Alabi, a proof of his ownership is rooted in a letter dated November 21, 2011 from the Director General of Police, acknowledging receipt of his letter dated November 14, 2011 in reference to a land situated at Community 19, Tema.
The letter which was signed by Mr Joe Abbey, AG: states: “We wish to confirm that the subject land falls within the Tema Acquisition Area which is Public/Government land under the management and supervision of the Tema Development Corporation.”
Mr Alabi further showed Today another letter which had the consent and concurrence of the Nungua Traditional Council.
That letter also reads in part: “This is to certify that TRAAPE LTD of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana has acquired a parcel of land from the Nungua Traditional Council. I Worlumo Konor Laweh, “Shi-Tse “ Priestly King (Gborbu Wulomo) therefore give my consent and concurrence to the above (Lessee) to process the necessary customary and traditional requirement by law and signed the same person.”