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Court remands NAM1, to reappear on July 26

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Menzgold Chief Executive Nana Appiah Mensah, NAM1 has been remanded into police custody after he appeared before the Accra Circuit Court on Friday Morning.

He is to reappear in court on July 26, 2019.

The court granted the order after the police requested for two weeks to enable them complete investigations into allegations against NAM 1, as he is popularly known.

He has been charged with two counts of abetment to defraud by false pretence and two counts of abetment to carry out banking business without a licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930).

Two of his companies — Brew Marketing Consult and Menzgold Ghana Limited — represented by him, have each been charged with defrauding by false pretence, contrary to sections 20 (1) and 13 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

The two companies have also been charged with carrying out a deposit-taking business without licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of Act 930.

Also facing the law are his sister and his wife, Benedicta Appiah and Rose Tetteh, respectively, who have been slapped with two counts of abetment to defraud by false pretence and two counts of abetment to carry out banking business without licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of Act 930. The two women are, however, at large.

NAM1 lands in Ghana

Embattled Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah, NAM1 arrived in Accra on July 11 after being acquitted by a Dubai court.

NAM1 was welcomed by some staff of Menzgold at the Kotoka International Airport. He was picked up by some security officials and is currently at the Police Headquarters.

He is being interrogated and assisting in investigations and is expected to make his arrival official to customers of Menzgold soon.

The Dubai High Court last week upheld its initial ruling of the case involving NAM1 and his Arabian debtors, Royal Horizon, the court has again ordered the United Arab Emirates-based company to pay up $39 million owed the Ghanaian.

The court sat on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, over an appeal filed by Royal Horizon.

The court also ordered Royal Horizon to pay NAM1 compensation for the period he has been imprisoned in Dubai.


Royal Horizon, feeling hard done by when the court ruled in April in favour of NAM and Menzgold, filed an appeal to overturn the ruling but the court says the appeal lacked merit.

Case

A Dubai-based businessman reported NAM1 for fraud in May 2018.

Unaware that he was on the Dubai police’s wanted list, NAM1 went to the Emirates with the hope of receiving a huge amount of money due him as a result of his earlier transactions with the Emirati, only to be arrested when he presented his passport to undergo immigration formalities.

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