Judge threatens to strike out case over prosecution’s delay in NAM 1 trial

Nana Appiah Mensah.

A Circuit Court Judge, Evelyn Asamoah, has warned that she would be forced to strike out the case in which Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, alias NAM1 has been arraigned for fraud.

The court is unhappy about the delay on the part of prosecution to file the necessary documents to commence trial.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sylvester Asare, who is the prosecutor in the case, again prayed the court to give them more time to be able to file their witness statement and other documents.

It was the contention of prosecution that the number of victims involved in the case is more than 16,000 and therefore more time would be required by prosecution to do the necessary investigations.

ASP Asare prayed the court for time and not to strike out the case. NAM1 who was present in court was initially charged with abetment of crime, defrauding by false pretenses, carrying on a deposit-taking business without license, sale of minerals without license, unlawful deposit taking, and money laundering.

It is alleged that the accused person had taken various sums of money of about ¢1.6 billion from customers. The case has been adjourned to the first of next month.

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