Irate Menzgold customers threaten to beat up journalists

Irate Menzgold customers threaten to beat up journalists

- Some angry customers of Menzgold have threatened to fight journalists who wanted to report on dividend payments

- According to reports, the customers claimed they did not want people to have distorted information

- Menzgold has resumed activities and has started paying dividends to its clients

Angry customers of gold dealership company, Menzgold, have threatened to beat up any journalist who shows up at any of the company's offices to film activities there today [September 28] as scores troop in to redeem their dividends.

This follows a release by the company signaling the resumption of payment of dividends to investors following a temporal halt.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com, two reporters from Ghanaweb, but for the timely intervention of some police officers present, would have been beaten to pulp on Friday morning when they arrived at the Dzorwulu Branch of Menzgold to report on the situation there.

Irate Menzgold customer threaten to beat up journalists

Menzgold Building. Credit: Graphic.com.gh

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However, Beatrice Sowah, a Multimedia journalist and Richard Vanderpuije, a camera operator were in the process of gathering information for the filing of a report on happenings at the Menzgold office when some customers pounced on them.

According to the customers, they did not want any media house coming in to film activities or processes at the company's premise.

They added that the move was to prevent 'misinformation' of the exact situation as regards the payment of their dividends.

About four police officers hurriedly surrounded the two journalists in a bid to protect them when scores of supporters decided to attack them after one shouted, "we won't allow...we won't allow".

The police officers had to ward off the attacking customers even as they moved the journalists away from the company's premises.

Scores of Menzgold customers have this morning trooped to several of the company's branches across the country to either demand dividend payments or their entire investment capital.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that some Menzgold workers allegedly manhandled two journalists as they tried to get reactions to the directive to the gold dealership company to cease gold trading activities.

Joy News', Karen Dodoo and a pregnant journalist with Media Generale's TV3, Nana Akua, were reportedly confronted by the workers in suit and tie.

The journalists were standing across the street by the Menzgold office in East Legon in Accra getting ready to file reports.

They had gone there hours after SEC had announced a directive for the golf hub to stop its operations.

Menzgold in reacting to the directive suspended its gold vault and dividend payments till September 19. The gold hub however extended its suspension to September 28.

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