Attorneys representing Lawrence Asiamah Hanson, alias Bulldog, and Charles Nii Armah Mensah, aka Shatta Wale, have started negotiating to resolve the latter’s defamation lawsuit outside of court.
When the case was summoned yesterday, Bulldog’s attorney, Dr. Justice Srem-Sai, told the court that his client had been unable to complete the required paperwork because the parties had started discussing a resolution.
“The matter is amenable to resolution.
“We wish to beg for one more adjournment to seek settlement and depending on the outcome we may formally apply for an extension of time to file our witness testimony,” counsel asked the court presided over by Judge Joseph Adu Agyemang Owusu.
The lawsuit will now be heard on April 18, 2023.
Suit for defamation
Bulldog filed a defamation action against Wale at the Accra High Court.
Court records state that the lawsuit is a result of Shatta’s latest claims that Bulldog is aware of the 2014 murder of Kwaw Kese’s manager, Fennec Okyere.
The writ was submitted on November 7, 2022, and it contains Bulldog’s request to the Court that Shatta Wale recant his “defamatory” words and offer an unqualified apology for seven days in a row.
Bulldog and Shatta Wale publicly hinted at their simmering feud in the fourth quarter of 2022 when Bulldog said Black Sherif’s record The Villian I Never Was would perform better than Shatta’s new Gift of God album.
The two had been exchanging insults on social media, but things really heated up when Shatta Wale alleged that Bulldog was responsible for the death of Kwaw Kese’s late manager.