Menzgold saga: Ghana Police Service to brief Ghanaians this week

By Mutala Yakubu
Menzgold saga: Ghana Police Service to brief Ghanaians this week

Customers of embattled gold dealership firm Menzgold will get an update of the state of the firm and cases against them this week.

The Ghana Police Service says some management staff of the defunct Menzgold Ghana Limited have been invited to the criminal investigation department, for their statements to be taken on their roles leading to the collapse of the company.

ACP David Eklu, who is the Director General of Public Affairs of Ghana Police Service, in an interview with Citi News revealed that a press briefing will be held this week to brief Ghanaians on the happenings so far.

“I am aware some officials of the company have been invited to the CID headquarters and they are giving statements.

There might be a Press briefing on this case any day between Monday and Friday” ACP David Eklu said.

The scheduled press briefing follows pressure mounted on the police to update the public on the whereabouts of the wife and sister of NAM 1, who were cited in the warrant of arrest.

He added that the press briefing will centre on information retrieved during the interrogation of some management members of the gold dealership company.

The Minority in Parliament has called on the government delegation that travelled to Dubai to give full details of what transpired during the trip.

According to the Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, details such as which government officials from the emirati side met the country’s delegation, the level of diplomatic discussions that took place between the two countries, and the role of the Ghana mission in the UAE in resolving the matters at hand, are all critical information that Ghanaians must know.

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Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa also accused government of causing financial loss to the state by funding the recent trips by some EOCO and Ghana Police officials to the UAE to take a statement from NAM 1.

“Full disclosure is very important when you have told the whole country that you have composed a delegation and that you are going to meet your counterpart in Dubai and you are going to use diplomacy to try to get NAM 1 back to Ghana. As we speak, so many days since they return, no briefing to the Ghanaian public, we do not know which officials we met there…Remember that this is a country where we have a full mission, we have an Ambassador, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, and if it was just going to take a statement from NAM 1; the mission could have done that”.

“What you have engaged in now, leading a high level government delegation and returning and  not telling us if you met your counterpart in UAE can only amount to causing financial loss and wastage of the tax payers monies.”

Menzgold CEO Nana Appiah Mensah is currently facing misdemeanour charges in Dubai, after which he will be brought to Ghana if he’s cleared of all the charges levelled against him.

According to the joint statement signed by the Ghana Police service and EOCO, Nam 1’s next court hearing is on February 2, 2019.

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