The Spokesperson of the Aggrieved Menzgold Customers, Fred Forson has sounded a word of caution to members and others serving as state witnesses in the ongoing trial of Nana Appiah Mensah, also known as NAM1, to ward off any attempts to influence them.
The CEO of the defunct gold dealership firm, together with his companies, Menzgold Ghana Ltd and Brew Marketing Consult Ltd are standing trial for an array of offenses, including selling gold without licence, operating a deposit-taking institution without a licence, inducement to invest and defrauding by false pretense, fraudulent breach of trust and money laundering.
Speaking after the state’s second witness, Edward Otu Larbi was discharged by the Accra High Court following his witness testimony on Monday, January 15, the spokesperson of the group alleged that efforts have been made to approach and induce customers.
“Let us hold on to our integrity. Let us believe the process we’re going through because if these people were faithful enough to pay us, they would’ve done that a long time ago.
“The case was at the circuit court for over four years, there were no attempts to even approach any customer, so how come now that the matter is before the High Court we’re hearing and seeing these things,” Mr Forson charged members of the Aggrieved Menzgold Customers while speaking to journalists.
“I still want to maintain that we should hold on to our integrity… I don’t want anybody to betray the trust that the people of Ghana and the generality of the customers have in us as leaders and as witnesses,” he concluded.
When the case was called, Director of Public Prosecutions, Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa told the court that the designated prosecution witness for the day, Lady Darling Tuffuor had informed the prosecution that she was unwell and hence would not be able to make it.
She thus introduced another witness, Edward Otu Larbi to testify.
The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, January 17.