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EOCO freezes NAM1’s accounts; goes after his assets

The Economic and Organized Crime Office, EOCO, has frozen some accounts of embattled Chief Executive Officer of gold dealership firm, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM1.

Citi News sources at EOCO say accounts belonging to Menzgold and other related businesses owned by Nana Appiah Mensah, who has an arrest warrant on his head, are also being fished out to be frozen.

EOCO in the coming days, will be applying for a court order, to freeze all landed properties belonging to the CEO and his firms, and has thus directed all of its regional directors to look out for such assets in the various regions where Menzgold and its related businesses operate.

According to Citi News’ Sixtus Dong Ullo,  EOCO is also liaising with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA, to identify all vehicles belonging to NAM1 and his businesses, and confiscate same.

Following the arrest of Nana Appiah Mensah, popularly known as NAM 1 in Dubai,  a delegation from Ghana departed on Monday night to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to engage authorities there on the next line of action.

NAM 1’s case is of particular interest to Ghanaian authorities because an arrest warrant has been issued for his detention back home, over his company’s inability to pay hundreds of Ghanaians their investments, in what many suspect to be a ponzi scheme.

The diplomatic 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 upon request.

There is also no clarity about whether or not NAM 1 traveled on a Ghanaian passport.

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

These decisions were taken after a crucial meeting of security chiefs attended by the National Security Minister, Kan Dapaah in Accra.

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