The High Court in Accra has thrown out a suit filed by embattled Menzgold Ghana Limited, against the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) challenging their regulatory role over them.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com, the court presided over by Justice Akua Sarpomaa Amoah indicated that the troubled gold trading firm did not exhaust the external protocols for addressing such matters before taking legal action.
Justice Amoah threw out the suit explaining she agreed with the position of the two regulatory bodies.
The suit, which was filed in the commercial court by Menzgold described the two regulators as indulging in activities that were “harmful” to its operations.
According to them, notices issued by the BoG and the SEC in relation to its operations were “arbitrary, capricious and contrary to articles 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution."
Menzgold is currently struggling as the company is unable to pay its numerous customers their dividends on investments after promising them between 7% and 10% monthly interests.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) issued several warnings to the company to halt its deposit-taking activities and advised customers to cease investing in the company, but Menzgold challenged the caution, insisting that it was licensed to undertake the service.
SEC in September ordered Menzgold to shut down its gold trading activities and subsequently met with the management of the company to discuss new conditions to guide its operations, but Menzgold rejected the terms and decided to head to court to challenge SEC and the BoG’s control over its operation.
But SEC challenged Menzgold in court by arguing that the company did not conclude its meetings with the Bank of Ghana and the commission.
This latest development comes barely a day after a circuit court granted the police a warrant to arrest the CEO of the company, Nana Appiah Mensah for defrauding by false pretence.
YEN.com.gh has always reported how NAM1 escaped through Togo and Nigeria to South Africa.
According to a report, NAM1, jumped bail and fled to South Africa when Menzgold’s challenges with some government agencies surfaced online.
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