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The High Court has ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to release any funds to the tune of GHC 310,000.00 in an account held by Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company Limited, with the bank and pay the said amount to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama.

The Court gave the order pursuant to an application filed in the Court by lawyer Reindorf Twumasi Ankrah, the lawyer for Mr. Mahama asking the Court to compel NIB to release funds held in an account belonging to Owusu Bempah of Ghana Gas to Mr. Ibrahim Mahama as payment of judgment debt.

The Business Mogul, Ibrahim Mahama, in 2018, sued the Communications Director of the Ghana National Gas Company, Ernest Owusu Bempah, along with the Despite Group of Companies – owners of private TV station UTV for defamation.

Mr Ibrahim Mahama was represented in court throughout the proceedings by his aide Rafik Mahama. The judge cited his absence as reason for not awarding the full amount of GH¢2 million against the defendants but she concluded by saying she understands the busy schedule of the plaintiff hence his absence in court.

The legal team of Mr Ibrahim Mahama was led by Lawyer Reindorf Twumasi Ankrah and supported by Gloria Amoah and Makafui Dzimabi.