Nana Appiah Mensah, the embattled CEO of Menzgold and Zylofon Media, popularly known as NAM 1, has initiated legal proceedings against entertainer turned politician Kwame A-Plus.
The lawsuit is in response to A Plus describing NAM 1 as a fool and a criminal.
In addition to A Plus, Fadda Dickson, UTV, and, by extension, Despite, are also listed as defendants in the legal action.
Nana Appiah Mensah asserts that A Plus’s characterization of him as a criminal and foolish during an episode of United Showbiz is defamatory. A Plus made these claims following NAM 1’s announcement of his intention to charge consumers to ascertain if Menzgold owed them money.
“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,” A-Plus said on the show.
NAM 1 contends that the statement has significantly damaged his reputation and inflicted substantial harm upon him. He emphasizes that he has never been convicted in any court of law and, therefore, should not be labeled a criminal.
He is appealing to the Accra High Court to award him GHC $1 million in damages for defamation.
Additionally, he is seeking an extra GHC $1 million in damages for the infringement of his presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial as guaranteed by the Constitution.