Nana Appiah Mensah, the former CEO of Menzgold, has sued Kwame Asare Obeng, alias A Plus, for Ghc 2m for describing him as a ‘fool’ and a ‘criminal’ on an episode of United Showbiz.

Aside A Plus, UTV and hence by extension Despite and Fadda Dickson are also joined to the suits as defendants.

Nana Appiah Mensah contends that A Plus calling him a fool and a criminal on United Showbiz constitutes defamation.

A Plus made the statements on an episode of the show held after NAM 1 released his plans to charge customers to verify whether they are owed monies by Menzgold.

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 contends that the statement has injured his reputation and caused him extensive damage, especially as he maintains he has never been convicted in any court of law to be called a criminal.

He is praying the Accra High Court to award him Ghc 1m in damages for defamation and another Ghc 1m in damages for breaching his constitutional right of fair hearing and presumption of innocence.

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