Popular Ghanaian social media user sued for ¢1m for defamation
Ghanaian forex trader, Bright Kojo Onipayede has sued Albert Nathaniel Hyde popularly known as Bongo Ideas for defamation.
Kojo Forex as he is widely called claims that Bongo Ideas published some statements about him on Twitter, damaging his reputation.
He is, therefore, demanding a compensation of 1 million Ghana cedis and a perpetual injunction restraining Bongo Ideas from making any further defamatory statements about him.
Giving more details in the lawsuit which he shared on his Twitter handle, Kojo Forex said an unqualified apology must also be rendered on social media and the defamatory tweets made retracted.
In April this year, Kojo Forex had sent a stern warning to the blogger, after Bongo Ideas went on a Twitter rant about him.
Among other things, Bongo had alleged that “Forex trading alone did not get you these things. You do other shady business.”
Again, he claimed that “the FX thingy is just a small part of the secretive online business empire (I will explain later) he runs. His profits from FX, as he makes it seem, do not come because he is a genius in the game. There are oldgees in the game who will tell you that he is a liar.
“You will soon be disappointed that FX is not a get-rich-quick-scheme. Only the Ponzi schemers make it seem so, which he is.”
These allegations were refuted by Kojo Forex, who claimed that the blogger was attacking him because he refused to mentor him.
The social media banter between the two ended with a threat from Kojo Forex to drag Bongo to court to prove the claims made against him, hence the current lawsuit.
Meanwhile, Bongo Ideas is known to troll celebrities on Twitter with the likes of Nana Aba Anamoah, Serwaa Amihere, Asamoah Gyan, Shatta Wale, Fella Makafui, Black Sherif and others constantly getting attacked by him.
Find a copy of the court document below: