State gathers fresh evidence against NAM 1

State gathers fresh evidence against NAM 1

A State Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, pleaded with an Accra Circuit Court, for an extension of time to amend the charges against the embattled CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah.

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According to ASP Asare, more time was needed because they made new discoveries that would help in the prosecution of NAM1.

The magistrate however granted his request and adjourned the case to November 23, 2019.

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NAM1 is standing trial together with his wife, Benedicta Appiah, and sister, Rose Tetteh, for defrauding customers to the tune of about GH¢1.68 billion.

Two companies of NAM1 – Brew Marketing Consult and Menzgold Ghana Limited – had each been charged with defrauding by false pretence, contrary to sections 20 (1) and 13 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

The two companies have also been charged with carrying out a deposit-taking business without licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of Act 930.

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In other news, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has given explaination that it would not be a misplaced priority for the government to construct a national shrine for Ghana.

The CCG said the fact that Christians do not believe in traditional religion does not mean traditional believers do not have the right to demand what is due them.

Reacting to the issue on Onua FM, the General Secretary of the CCG, Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, said they have the right to ask.

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