- A video making rounds on social media is alleging that a UAE company Horizon Royal Diamonds contacted Ace Ankomah’s law firm BELA to represent them in a case that deals with fraud by two individuals Adewoye Olorunfemi Adetunje, a Nigerian and Charles Opoku Darko, a Ghanaian
- According to the video footage, Ace Ankomah contacted former EOCO boss Dr KK Amoah whom he (Taylor) alleged to be the Uncle of Ace, to help in the case at hand
- The lawyer has denied allegations over his involvement in the Menzgold and Horizon Royal Diamonds scandal
Renowned legal practitioner Ace Anan Ankomah appears to have taken down his Facebook account after he was mentioned as one of the persons who allegedly sabotaged Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah.
Mr. Ankomah, the former Director of the Economic Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO), Dr K.K Amoah, as well as other officials were implicated in the sabotage of the young business mogul, in a story published by US based Ghanaian journalist, Kelvin Ekow Taylor on GH pages.
Ekow Taylor accused Mr. Ankomah and Dr. K.K Amoah of masterminding the alienation and current fate of the gold firm boss Nana Appiah Mensah.
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According to him, the renowned lawyer was the first contacted by Horizon Royal Diamonds when the Dubai company came to Ghana to file charges against those who defrauded them.
It will be recalled that NAM1 was arrested in Dubai towards the end of last year over allegations that he defrauded another businessman.
However, the Menzgold CEO has since been acquitted, discharged and cleared from the allegations levelled against him.
Ekow Taylor said Ace Ankomah knew all along that NAM 1 was not a fraudster, but connived with Dr K.K Amoah to drag the issue, ultimately frustrating the Dubai company into including NAM1 in its list of suspects.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ankomah has denied having a hand in the arrest and freezing of assets belong to NAM 1.
In a statement, the lawyer said although his firm had dealings with an attorney from Dubai on behalf of a UAE company between March 2018 and April 2019, the work instructions did not mention or relate to both Menzgold and Nana Appiah Mensah.
“The work instructions did not mention or relate to either Menzgold or Nana Appiah Mensah. Neither the firm nor I have been involved in any incidents that allegedly happened in Dubai several months after we have been first instructed,” sections of the statement read.
“Our instructions, when the Dubai incidents later came up, were that the Accra matter which we were handling and the Dubai incidents were separate and unrelated. The client did not seek our opinion on the Dubai incidents and we proffered none.
“Every document which we received from the client and which was meant for the Police was delivered to the investigator at the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Police Chief Inspector Wisdom Senanu. We do not have any document that either implicate or vindicate Menzgold or Mensah in any matter. They simply did not come up in those documents.”
Mr. Anomah further threatened to take legal action against Ekow Taylor for publishing a story that he said seeks to denigrate him.
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