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Ablakwa pushes for probe as confusion rocks NAM1 court appearance date


A bipartisan probe into the Menzgold saga is what may get the opposition NDC to rest its arsenals against the government as the Minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs seems relentless in his quest to push for same.


Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa Tuesday posted on Facebook citing the “clarification” of the date that the embattled CEO of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah is expected to appear in court as one of the inconsistencies of Ghanaian authorities on the issue.

The authorities upon their return from the United Arab Emirates where NAM1 is facing charges for a deal gone bad stated that the businessman is scheduled to face court on February 2, 2018.


However, it has emerged that the said date is a Saturday and the GNA reports that upon inquiry from the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO), the hearing will rather be on the 3rd or 4th of February.

According to Mr. Ablakwa, NAM1’s escape from Ghana has creates “a more justification for [his] earlier call for a special bi-partisan inquiry into this Menzgold debacle.”

Mr. Ablakwa also added to the narrative from the Minority that the government’s delegation to the UAE has been an exercise in futility.

He said no evidence has been provided on the details on the meeting.

“Curiously, the Akufo-Addo Administration has still not been able to inform Ghanaians which UAE Government officials met with our high-level delegation that was led by a Deputy Attorney General,” he wrote.

NDC MP for Builsa South, Clement Apaak also told Roland Walker on the AM Show on Monday that “until we get specifics about that trip, we have every reason to be suspicious.”

Parliament is, however, on recess and no public response has yet been given to Mr. Ablakwa’s demands.

The North Tongu MP’s comments follow the “empty-handed” return of the delegation that went to the UAE in a bid to get NAM1 extradited to Ghana.

Experts say Ghana may not see the suspected Ponzi scheme mastermind until whatever legal processes he faces in the UAE are over.

The Menzgold clients who have their monies locked up with the acclaimed gold dealership firm are, however, growing weary, saying all they need is their monies and not necessarily the hanging of Nana Appiah Mensah.

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com

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