Govt Delegation Heads to Dubai Over NAM1’s Arrest

Govt Delegation Heads to Dubai Over NAM1’s Arrest
Following the arrest of Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah in Dubai, Citi News has learnt that a delegation from Ghana is to depart tonight [Monday], to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to engage authorities there on the next line of action.

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The engagement has become necessary because there is no existence of an extradition treaty between Ghana and the UAE, that binds them to extradite Mr. Appiah Mensah to Ghana.

The delegation constitutes personnel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, as well as the Attorney General's office.

Citi News sources clarified that this negotiation will however not focus heavily on NAM1's extradition process.

Confirmation of NAM 1's arrest

The Ghana Police Service on Monday confirmed earlier reports by Citi News that the Menzgold CEO is under arrest in Dubai.

The statement however revealed that, NAM 1 was arrested as at 7th December 2018.

According to the Ghana Police Service, they were informed of the arrest by Nana Appiah Mensah by Emirati Officials based in Dubai on Sunday, 13th January.

The clarification from the police follows conflicting media reports about whether NAM 1 has been arrested or not.

His arrest according to the Police statement, is to facilitate investigation into claims that he had been involved in a scandalous gold trading deal in Dubai.

In a statement signed by the Director-General of the Public Affairs, ACP David Eklu, the Ghana Police Service said it is engaging authorities in Dubai on the next steps since there's already a warrant for his arrest in Ghana.

The Police service further assured the public that due processes will be followed to bring closure on this matter.

Background

His arrest, according to Citi News sources, is not in relation to the scandal in Ghana, in which his company, believed to be a ponzi scheme, is unable to pay back thousands of customers their investments.

The arrest, which was first reported by the Statesman Newspaper's online portal, is believed to have occurred after a complaint filed by an individual in that country, who claims to have been duped in a gold deal by Mr. Appiah Mensah.

Back in Ghana, Nana Appiah Mensah has been declared wanted over his company's inability to pay investors their monies, together with two other directors of the company.

An arrest warrant has been secured to have them brought before the law to answer a charge of defrauding by false pretense.

Source:citinewsroom.com
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