NAM1 not in police custody- OXY FM boss claims

The Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, is not in police custody, it has been claimed.

The owner and director of OXY FM, Alfred Kwame Larb, claims the Menzgold boss is cooling off in his East Legon residence in a radio interview.

He did not provide any evidence to back his claim but explained that being in police custody is not the same as being in prison custody.

Explaining further, he told Accra-based Rainbow Radio that with the police custody, when one is influential, he is allowed to go home in the quiet; stressing that that is the circumstance in which NAM1 found himself.

NAM1 was picked up by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service when he touched down in Accra last Thursday.

He was arraigned before court on Friday and charged with defrauding 16,000 people of GH¢1.68 billion.

NAM1, according to the prosecutors, defrauded about 16,000 people of GH¢1.68 billion on the name of investing their monies.

According to the state, his action contravened sections of the Banks and Specialised Deposits Taking Act, 930 and the Criminal Offences Act while operating Menzgold and its sister company, Brew Marketing.

He had been in detention in Dubai since December 7, 2018, when he was arrested in that country on charges defrauding a business partner there.

After months of legal tussle, he was released as prosecutors could not prove their case of fraud against him.

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