Businessman receives apology from A-Plus following defamation lawsuit

Following a court disagreement, businessman Hassan Zein received an apology from Ghanaian singer and social commentator Kwame Asare Obeng, commonly known as A-Plus.

Businessman receives apology from A-Plus following defamation lawsuit

A-Plus apologized on Facebook for any damage Zein's reputation may have sustained.

He posted on May 14 admitting that he was misinformed about the situation and thanking Mr. Zein for the opportunity to fix it.

The Accra High Court issued an order instructing A-Plus to take down disparaging remarks made about Mr. Zein, and this apology is in reaction to that ruling.

Citing a Facebook post that purportedly attempted to damage his reputation, Mr. Zein filed a defamation lawsuit against A-Plus in December 2021.

The lawsuit requested the withdrawal of the defamatory remarks from the same site that was used to disseminate them, along with GH₵10 million in damages.

In his apologies, A-Plus said he was determined to make things right and make sure the truth got through.

Read his entire apology below;

Dear Hassan Abu Zein,

I am writing to express my sincerest apologies for any harm caused by my comments made about you. It has come to my attention that these comments were based on lies and misinformation spread by Stanley, your jealous friend. He is a dangerous guy. Very!!!

It may interest you to know that I've spent my adult life, fighting for the voiceless, underprivileged persons especially women and children, and minority groups. However, I must admit that I was misinformed on this particular matter. I am grateful to you for the opportunity to apologise to bring finality to the matter. 

I deeply regret any distress or damage these false statements may have caused you and your reputation. It was never my intention to propagate falsehoods or tarnish your name in any way.

I understand the seriousness of defamation and the impact it can have on individuals and their livelihoods. As a people centered person, I take full responsibility for my actions and assure you that I will take appropriate measures to rectify this situation.

Please accept my heartfelt apologies. I am committed to setting the record straight and ensuring that the truth is known. If there is anything I can do to make amends, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Kwame Asare Obeng (Kwame A Plus)