November 15, 2023

The Attorney general and minister for justice, Godfred Yeboah-Dame has said, the accused person, in Nana Appiah Mensah, was on 30th August, 2023, charged with thirty-nine (39) counts of the offences of defrauding by false pretense, fraudulent breach of trust, operating a deposit-taking business without a license, selling gold, inducement to invest and money laundering, at the High Court, Accra (Financial Division 1).

According to him the matter has been called in court and the plea of the accused has since been taken where he pleaded guilty.

He made this kwon when he answered an urgent question on the floor of the House posed by Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi who wanted to know the status of the prosecution of Menzgold Company led by NAM 1.

Mr Yeboah-Dame further said the prosecution has, in accordance with new rules for case management, been ordered to make all disclosures and file witness statements and the matter has been adjourned to 17th November 2023 to ensure that the prosecution has complied with the orders of the court and for a date for case management conference to be fixed.

The MP in his follow up wanted to know if the accused has indeed deposited some money as being speculated in the media. This the AG noted that information came to his attention that some funds has been paid to the Ghana Police Service and there is no formal bargaining plea that has been entered into between the state and the accused person.

“Per record I have two point five million Ghana cedis has been paid by the accused person and not five million Ghana cedis” he told the House

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/