Menzgold has appealed to government to revoke the Interpol Red Alert notice placed on its Chief Executive Officer Nana Appiah Mensah so he could be released in order for him to mobilise funds to settle his Ghanaian customers.
According to the firm, Interpol is still keeping NAM 1, as the Menzgold boss is popularly known, on the account of the Ghanaian government, a claim which contradicts a recent statement by the deputy attorney general Joseph Kpemkpa.
The deputy minister had claimed the Menzgold boss is still in Dubai because there is an appeal against his victory ruling of April 9.
Menzgold in a statement Monday said: “All customers and the general public should be advised that our Emirati, English, American and Ghanaian Lawyers have forwarded a comprehensive communication to the Government of Ghana regarding the recovery of company funds from a Dubai Gold Company called Horizon Royal Diamonds.
“The facts of the appeal and more importantly, the unjustifiable Interpol arrest and
continued detention of the Chief Executive Officer of our company via the Interpol
Red Alert Order by the Ghanaian Government”.
It added: “Among other pertinent factual issues raised with supporting documents, we urged the government to respectfully revoke the Interpol Red Notice Order or agree to a bail bond for the immediate release of our Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold to:
“1. Continue to pursue the 750kg of gold, now worth $39milion from Horizon Royal
Diamonds legally without this justice obstruction and funds from other debtors
“2. For the CEO to freely communicate and meet with our global business associates
and partners, who have expressed preparedness following our favorable judgment in
the Dubai Court on the 9th April, 2019, to assist financially and for us to adequately
settle our cherished customers/company debt liabilities as soon as possible, as we
seek to resolve and give immediate closure to these disturbing matters of the past few
months and in order to go ahead with our business as Ghana’s Gold Hub.
“We are hoping that government will make a decision regarding these disturbing
issues soon, to make way for immediate amicable resolution in its best interest and
that of our cherished customers, staff body, the company and the general public at
large, as we seek to continue to contribute our bits to National development”.