Menzgold CEO Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) is receiving medical attention, the troubled gold dealership firm announced Wednesday.
NAM 1 has spent the past nine months behind bars mostly in Dubai and recently in Ghana, a situation Menzgold management said affected his health.
“We wish to inform the public that the CEO is currently receiving urgent medical attention following the excruciating nine-month ordeal in Dubai and Ghana,” a statement from Menzgold noted.
It added: “In the face of the incessant calls for the CEO to address the public, we wish to assure our cherished customers that in due course he will address them on the way forward.”
“We entreat all our customers to stay calm while we await the next steps to be announced by Nana Appiah Mensah in the coming days,” the statement said.
NAM was released from Police custody on Tuesday after meeting a GHC1 billion bail bond.
NAM 1 was released hours after an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Judge Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye removed the three justifications on the five sureties it set when it granted the troubled CEO bail on the 26th of July 2019.
The court on the said date set the bail to 1 Billion Ghana Cedis with five (5) sureties, three of which must be justified.
Lawyers for NAM1 led by Kwame Akuffo today the 6th of August 2019 moved an application for variation of the bail conditions set by the Court at its last sitting.
Police Prosecutors led by ASP Slyvester Asare did not oppose the Application. They, however, disagreed with the proposal by the defence team that the bail bond should be reduced to 20 million Ghana cedis.
Judge Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye’s Court in her ruling said the bail amount of 1 billion Cedis will remain same.
However, the three justifications for the five sureties were removed. Effectively, all that required was for five people to present themselves to sign for NAM1 to have his liberties restored.
NAM 1 is the principal accused person in the case of the Republic verses Menzgold Ghana Limited and four others.
He was charged with abetment of crime, defrauding by false pretences, carrying on a deposit-taking business without licence, sale of minerals without licence, unlawful deposit taking, and money laundering.