File photo: Customers of Menzgold at besieged the court premises today

Aggrieved Menzgold Customers have yet again massed up and fill the courtroom to capacity as NAM1 makes his third appearance at the High Court with Prosecution prepares to substitute previous Charged Sheet with new one.

NAM1 who was previously warned over the absence of his Lawyer Kwame Boafo Akuffo has arrived together with his Lawyer.

Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Yvonne Atakora Obuobisah leads a team of State Attorney from the Office of the Attorney General.

Justice Ernest Owusu-Dapaah, a Justice of the Court of Appeal sitting as additional High Court judge has taken his seat as case called.

Security concerns

Lead Counsel for NAM1, Lawyer Kwame Boafo Akuffo raised security concerns and prayed the court for enhanced security presence for the case

According to him, the PRO to his client’s Companies was struck on the forehead with an object by one of the customers.

He said, for the safety of the accused person, court users, the judge, the prosecutors, the lawyers and the court staff, entry into the court room should be preceded by a proper screening.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Mrs Obuobisah, did not opposed to the request even though she said she was unaware of the incident.

Justice Owusu-Dapaah, consequently, ordered the Registrar to arrange for more police and other security officers to screen everyone whenever this case come on.

The Case has been adjourned to December 4, 2023, for NAM1’s plea to be taken on the new charged sheet.

Following the security concerns, the court directed the Police to take accused person out first before the customers followed.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah