Shatta Wale seeks alternative dispute resolution on Charter House lawsuit

Charles Nii Amarli Mensah aka Shatta Wale has filed a motion for Alternative Dispute Resolution over a defamation suit filed against him by Charter House Ghana.
Charter House and Mr Iyoila Ayoade had gone to court in relation to four separate videos uploaded on social media platforms by Shatta Wale that they alleged were defamatory.
At the court premises Mr Lawrence Agblo, a Senior Events Executive of Charter House Ghana, told journalists that his outfit had just been served with the motion and they would have to go through it before acting.
According to Mr Agblo, Charter House could not act on the motion adding they would have to decide on it by tomorrow or the days ahead.
Mr Agblo said they needed to see what was contained in the said motion before acting.
Parties in the matter are expected to come back to court on November 6.
Although Shatta Wale was not in court, his father was seen in the court room.
On October 20, this year, the court prevented Shatta Wale from repeating four videos in relation to Charter House.
The court further restrained him from making new videos  concerning Charter House and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ayoade and pasting them on his Facebook page.
This followed the granting of an interlocutory injunction filed by Charter House and its CEO in the court presided over by Justice Naa Adoley Azu.
At the court, Counsel for Shatta Wale prayed for adjournment since they had written to the plaintiffs to settle the matter out of court.
However at the last sitting, Mr Egbert Faibille, counsel for Charter House, disagreed to the defence submission, saying Shatta Wale had not shown any remorse in respect of the matter because he had gone ahead to make another video.
The court therefore asked the defendants to file the defence if any so that if the out of court settlement failed, it would go ahead to hear the matter.
It, therefore, adjourned the case.
Charter House and Mr. Ayoade had gone to court in relation to four separate videos they alleged were defamatory and uploaded on social media platforms.
The two Plaintiffs were praying the court to declare that the dancehall king had defamed them in the four separate videos he recorded and uploaded to his Facebook page.
The Plaintiffs are also demanding that Shatta Wale send apology in respect of the four videos to all media houses and online media that he aired the defamatory videos complained of and ensure that same and/or published at his own expense.
Credit: GNA

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