Sports presenters Patrick Osei ‘Songo’ Agyemang and Kofi ‘Abatay’ Asare Brako are cowardly using the cover of darkness to plead with FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi to drop his $2m defamatory lawsuit against them, GHANAsoccernet can exclusively reveal.
Songo, who had previously bragged that the Ghana FA president cannot take legal action against him claiming he is corrupt, humiliatingly knelt at the feet of Nyantakyi pleading for forgiveness in court before the judge appeared to hear the case.
The Asempa FM presenter, who appears on radio with fake bravado when spewing all sorts of bizarre accusations at Nyantakyi, timidly went on bended knees on Wednesday to beg the man he has maligned over the five years with unsubstantiated claims of corruption.
‘Countryman Songo’ knelt down in front of Nyantakyi in the court room begging him to forgive him and drop the matter for an out-of-court settlement despite continuing the libelous claims against Ghana football’s top man.
His partner in the mission of destroying Nyantakyi with false claims corruption, Abatay, also approached the Ghana FA boss begging him to drop the case fearing the damaging lawsuit will lead to him being stripped off his new position as the General Manager of Atinka FM.
Abatay, who pleaded through counsel for Kwesi Nyantakyi before the case was opened for hearing, said he has been promoted to the position of General Manager at Atinka FM and the suit can damage him in his new role.
The ultimate humiliation comes for Abatay just two months after he mocked the court action on his Atinka FM sports programme but he now privately begging Nyantakyi for mercy.
The two have been accused of consistently labelling the Ghana FA President and FIFA Council member as ‘corrupt, a thief and a stupid person’ have been hauled before the General Jurisdiction Court 2 to defend the claims by Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The loud-mouthed ‘Fire 4 Fire’ host kept his kneeling position for about two minutes apologising to the Ghana FA boss who is bent on getting the case heard after being branded a corrupt man.
A few minutes before the case was opened for hearing, the two sports presenters who have made public statements of habouring no fear for anyone sneakily disappeared from the court premises leaving no traces of their whereabouts.
To the utmost dismay of the judge, the court clerk and other counsels who were in the court earlier affirmed that the two were in the court before they commenced sitting.
Counsel for Kwesi Nyantakyi prayed the court should proceed with the hearing since his client was ready to mount the witness box to testify but the judge who presided over the case adjourned it to next week 15th November.
Counsel for Asempa FM who are also affected by the suit for providing the platforms for the two sports presenters to defame the most successful Ghana FA boss was also absent for the hearing.
The GFA boss is suing the Countryman Songo, Abatay and the media company for $2m in the defamation and libel lawsuit after ‘years of consistent lies and calculated negative campaigns’, Nyantakyi will tell on the court.
This comes just three months after three journalists were jailed in Ghana for threatening some judges in the country on their radio station Montie FM.
Meanwhile, Atinka FM and three of their presenters Kofi Asare Brako, Saddick Obama and Abraham Boakye will be the next as tapes of their claims have been secured for the case to be actioned in court.
Another Multimedia station Nhyira FM – based in Kumasi and two of their presenters have been lined up by the FIFA Council who is bent on clearing his name.