General News of Friday, 12 July 2019
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, aka NAM1, returned to Ghana on Thursday with a bushy hair and an unkempt moustache.
The man said to have defrauded one Francis Agodzie and 16,000 others of more than GH¢1.68 billion was spotted by Graphic Online’s Mary Mensah on the crime beat wearing an ash sweatsuit with a hood, with which he covered his face to avoid being recognised.
His hands were handcuffed behind him when he arrived at the Kotoka International Airport via Emirates Airline flight EK787 at 10.58 a.m. on Thursday.
He was quickly whisked away by security personnel from Interpol Ghana and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
He was accompanied on the flight by Interpol officials from Dubai, who handed him over to Interpol Ghana officials as soon as he disembarked from the plane.
Flanked by two policemen, with other security men following closely behind, he limped slowly and managed to make it to the offices of the Financial Forensic Unit (FFU) on the first floor of the CID?Headquarters.
As soon as he made it to the offices of the FFU, the frail NAM 1 pulled off the hood to reveal his bushy hair and unkept moustache, as he awaited the arrival of his two lawyers, Messrs Kwame Akufo and Kofi Supremo.
He was arraigned at the Accra Circuit Court on Friday morning and was into police custody to reappear before the court on July 26, 2019.
The court, presided over by Jane Helen Akweley Quaye, remanded NAM 1 after the police prosecutors prayed for his remand to aid investigations.