Embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of defunct Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as (NAM1) has pleaded not guilty to 39 counts of fresh charges. NAM1, who was also representing Menzgold Ghana Limited and Brew Marketing Consult, the other two accused persons, said “My Lord, I’m not guilty” as he responds to the charges. Before His Lordship, Justice Ernest Owusu Dapaah, a Justice of the Court of Appeal, sitting as an additional responsibility as a High Court judge, NAM1 denied any wrongdoing in all 39 counts.
The 39 counts comprised of a count each of selling gold contrary to section 99 (1) of the Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703, Operating a deposit-taking business without a license contrary to section (1) and 22 (1) of the Banking and Specialized Deposit-Taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930) and Inducement to invest contrary to section 344 of the Companies Act, 2019 (Act 992),
The others include 22 counts of Defrauding by false pretense contrary to section 131 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), seven counts of fraudulent breach of trust contrary to section 128 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and seven counts of Money Laundering contrary to section 1(2)(a)(i) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2020 (Act 1044).
EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, Murtala Inusah, who is at the court is reporting that Deputy Attorney General, Alfred Tuah Yeboah is currently presenting the facts of the case to the court after which lawyers of the accused will make a prayer for bail for him.
More to follow…
Source: Ghana/Starrfmcom.gh/Murtala Inusah