Embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, known as NAM 1 has sued Journalist, Bridget Otoo, for defamation. He is seeking GHC1,000,000 in damages.
Bridget Otoo over the years has constantly called out NAM 1 for defrauding Ghanaians through his Menzgold business.
According to the plaintiff, NAM1, in a writ of summons that has been shared widely on social media, on the 21st day of October 2023 at 7:26am. While his criminal case was still pending before the court for hearing, Bridget Otoo, the defendant posted the following defamatory comments on her X handle.
“In which country will a fraudster like @Nam-the-patriot be allowed to do this? This is a form of bribe for the Police who are to arrest him to distribute money on his behalf! Smh F NAM1 is a scammer #Jail him #Occupy Julorbi House”.
According to NAM1, Bridget Otoo has constantly referred to him as a criminal who makes money through deceit by scamming. Also she has described him as a fraudster, a scammer, dishonest person and deceiver of the public to make money.
NAM 1 through the writ of summons indicated that, whether he is a fraudster and scammer is a matter pending before a court of competent jurisdiction. Hence, does not lie in the mouth of the Defendant (Bridget Otoo) to refer to the Plaintiff as a fraudster and a scammer.
NAM1 seeks (GHC1,000,000) in damages for for defamation
The Plaintiff (NAM1) says he has suffered great damage to his character and reputation. By being portrayed as a fraudster and scammer in the eyes of right thinking members of society and his business partners worldwide.
The Plaintiff is therefore asking for One Million Ghana Cedis (GHC1,000,000) in damages for for defamation. A perpetual injunction restraining Defendant from further publishing any further defamatory material against Plaintiff. An order directed at Defendant to retract and render unqualified apology to the Plaintiff on the same platform. And an order to pull down any defamatory statement made against Plaintiff on her social media handles.