Well-known media figure Bridget Otoo responded to rumors that she was being sued for defamation by Nana Appiah Mensah, also known as NAM1, the CEO of the now-defunct Menzgold Company Limited.
The well-known media figure charged that NAM1 had deceived Ghanaians by passing off fake gold used by thieves as real estate, and he even had the audacity to file a defamation lawsuit against her for calling him a “scammer.”
Bridget Otoo hinted that she will never back down from facing NAM1 in court when he is summoned, despite his deceptive methods.
“You [NAM1] sold Aurum Utalium (fake gold used criminals) to decent working Ghanaians took their money and you are suing me for calling you a scammer. @Nam 1 we can’t wait to retell the Menzgold story cos it was dying out in the media. I am in the office, come and serve me,” she wrote on her X handle.
Nana Appiah Mensah sued Bridget Otoo at an Accra High Court and demanded among others, GH¢1 million in damages and other reliefs.
According to a writ of summons dated November 7, 2023, and sighted by GhanaWeb, he accused Bridget Otoo of posting defamatory comments on her X handle in relation to his pending criminal case.
“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 #OccupyJulorbiHouse,” the October 21, 2023 tweet by Otoo read.
NAM1 noted that the views expressed by Bridget labels him a criminal, “who makes money through deceit by scamming, the Plaintiff is a fraudster, the Plaintiff is a scammer dishonest person and deceiver of the public to make money.”
In his view, to the extent that the determination of his status as a criminal or fraudster is before the courts, “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.”
Aside from the 1 million Ghana cedis in damages, he was also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining Bridget Otoo from publishing any further defamatory material against him.
Other reliefs he sought include an order directed at the defendant to retract and render an unqualified apology to him on the same platform, and an order to pull down any defamatory statement made against him from her social media handles.
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You sold Aurum Utalium (fake gold used by criminals) to decent working Ghanaians took their money and you are suing me for calling you a scammer. @nam_the_patriot
We can’t wait to retell the Menzgold story cos it was dying out in the media.
I’m in the office, come and serve me
— Bee (@Bridget_Otoo) November 8, 2023