NAM1 Trial Adjourned Further

The trial of Chief Executive Officer of defunct Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1, has seen another long adjournment as the court awaits the advice of the Attorney General (AG) on the case.

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The prosecution led by DSP Sylvester Asare, yesterday told the court that the only thing they could do was to plead with the court to give them time pending the advice of the AG.

“In view of this, we pray humbly, subject to the convenience of the court to come in second week of July,” DSP Asare pleaded with the court.

The court, presided over by Her Honour Evelyn Asamoah, subsequently adjourned the case to May 15, 2022.

Multiple Adjournments

The prosecution has on many occasions sought adjournment in respect of the case which has been before the court since 2019.

The case, which has travelled for almost three years, has seen multiple adjournments primarily due to the prosecution seeking more time.

The prosecution has been asking for time to either conduct further investigations or wait for the Attorney General’s advice on the way forward after forwarding the case docket to the Office of the Attorney General.

The court, presided over by Her Honour Evelyn Asamoah, in March 2020 had threatened to discharge the accused persons if the prosecution fails to give the court anything ‘substantial’ about the case.

Alexander Owusu Junior, on February 21, 2022, urged the court to strike out the case if nothing substantial happens, as the case must be tried within a reasonable time.

NAM1, together with his wife, Rose Tetteh, and his sister, Benedicta Appiah (both of whom are at large) are altogether facing a total of 13 counts of defrauding by false pretences, money laundering, abetment and carrying on deposit-taking business without licence.

These include six counts of defrauding by false pretences, abetment, money laundering and carrying on deposit-taking business without licence.

His companies – Menzgold Ghana Limited and Brew Marketing Consult Limited – have also been charged with seven counts of defrauding by false pretences, and carrying on deposit-taking business without licence.

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