Stonebwoy and Baba Sadiq engage in legal tussle – What we know so far

June 8, 2024
Baba Sadiq
Baba Sadiq | Photo curtesy: Starr FM

The legal confrontation between Ghanaian Afro-dancehall star Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as , and aspiring politician and entertainment critic Sadiq Abdulai Abu, also known as , has escalated significantly. Stonebwoy has filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Justice, seeking GH¢3 million in damages for defamatory comments made by Baba Sadiq on his X page (formerly Twitter).

The court case, initiated on May 31, 2024, stems from a series of tweets by Baba Sadiq, which allegedly portrayed Stonebwoy in a negative light. These tweets implied that Stonebwoy was a “violent female abuser,” a characterization that Stonebwoy vehemently denies. In his lawsuit, Stonebwoy claims that the comments were made with malicious intent and have significantly harmed his reputation.

In addition to the monetary damages, Stonebwoy is requesting the court to compel Baba Sadiq to delete the offensive tweets and issue a public apology. The musician argues that the tweets were knowingly false and aimed at defaming his character.

The legal action follows a series of confrontational encounters between the two figures. On June 7, 2024, Baba Sadiq filed a police report alleging that he had been threatened by Stonebwoy and his associates. According to Baba Sadiq's complaint, tensions escalated after a phone call on May 18, 2024, where Stonebwoy expressed his displeasure over Sadiq's comments about the local music industry and the role of . The situation further deteriorated on May 31, 2024, when Baba Sadiq claimed he was physically threatened by Stonebwoy's manager and team during a rehearsal.

Baba Sadiq, fearing for his safety, has called for police intervention. He alleges that he was subjected to intimidation and threats, leading him to seek legal protection. Consequently, Stonebwoy has been summoned to report to the Mile 7 Police Station on Monday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

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