NAM1, also known as Nana Appiah Mensah, has officially charged Bridget Otoo, a presenter for Metro TV, of slander.
In an Accra High Court lawsuit, the CEO of Menzgold, the now-defunct gold store, has demanded GH¢1 million in damages and other reliefs from Otoo.
In reference to his ongoing criminal case, he accused Otoo of making defamatory remarks on her X handle, according to a writ of summons seen by GhanaWeb dated November 7, 2023.
“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 holds 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 is also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining Bridget from publishing any further defamatory material against him.
Other reliefs he is seeking includes an order directed at defendant to retract and render unqualified apology to him on same platform, and an order to pull down any defamatory statement made against him from her social media handles.