The former CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, has filed a GHC 2 million lawsuit against Kwame Asare Obeng, also known as A Plus, for calling him a “criminal” and a “fool” during a United Showbiz program.
In addition to A Plus, Fadda Dickson and UTV, and thus Despite, are also named as defendants in the lawsuits.
According to Nana Appiah Mensah, it is defamatory for A Plus to have called him a criminal and a stupid on United Showbiz.
A Plus made the claims during a broadcast of the show that followed NAM 1’s announcement of his intention to charge consumers to find out if Menzgold owed them money.
Reacting to that, an angry A Plus said, according to the lawsuit: “NAM 1 shouldn’t be allowed to be walking around and misbehaving and doing all of these things but they cannot arrest him because they (Government) are thieves…that guy is a criminal,”
NAM 1 argues that the remark has seriously harmed his reputation and caused him a great deal of harm, particularly as he insists he has never been found guilty in any court of law and cannot therefore be considered a criminal.
He is pleading with the Accra High Court to grant him GHC $1 million in damages for defamation and an additional GHC $1 million in damages for the violation of his presumption of innocence and right to a fair trial under the Constitution.
Following up on a previous case he filed against Bridget Otoo, which similarly sought enormous damages, social media users have deduced that NAM 1 intends to utilize these legal actions as a means of raising money to reimburse his clients!
“Ghana oyale anaa? 😂😂😂 He wants to bill someone at all cost to be able to pay some of his debts cos eiii😂,” one fan wrote.