An Accra High Court has ordered Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo, aka Sarkodie to appear in court to testify against a case that involves Kantanka Automobile and one Jude Osei.
According to the writ served to the rapper, he has knowledge of a deal that involves Kantanka Automobile and the complainant Jude Osei.
Sarkodie is summoned to appear in court on July 14.
Kantanka Automobile and Kwadwo Safo Jnr. have been sued over a failed social media promise with an account kantanka_daily.
In a writ issued on May 14, 2019, Plaintiff Jude Osei said he got a private from Kantaka Automobile to share a picture of Kantaka Automobile car on Twitter and would duly be rewarded with a Kantanka Mensa car should he manage to get 30,000 retweets.
After almost a year, Jude Osei was able to gain 30,000 retweets. He subsequently sent a message to Kantanka for his reward but around the time he asked for his car, Kantanka automobile issued a disclaimer that the general public should treat any tweet offering Kantanka Mensa in exchange for 30,000 retweets as a hoax.
Jude Osei who was fumed about the company’s silence and failure to issue a disclaimer for almost a year but only issued it after he had managed to amass the needed retweets headed to court.
Jude Osei’s lawyer, Felix Nana Osei argued that the account is not fake as the handle was once used to tweet a message to Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie to which the rapper responded.
The tweet was also retweeted by Kwadwo Kantanka Jnr. with the same handle, Kantanka_daily.
He also argues that, even if the account was fake, the company should not have waited for over a year before issuing a disclaimer.
They are however demanding: A declaration that at all material times the Defendants caused, allowed and or permitted me @kantanka daily Twitter account to carry itself as an agent of the 1st Defendant, damages for breach of contract and a declaration that @kantanka_daily entered into a valid contract with the Plaintiff to the knowledge of the Defendants among others.