Controversial private legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw has opined that the CEO of Menzgold was operating a legitimate business in Ghana until his arrest in Dubai.

According to Maurice Ampaw, Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM1 is not a fraudster or criminal because he was paying all his customers until he was arrested.

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Maurice Ampaw also added that NAM1 was paying taxes to the government and that the authorities are aware of NAM1’s legal business.

He added that the Bank of Ghana and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deliberately collapsed Menzgold because he was a threat to Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta’s Data bank.

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The legal practitioner also indicated that Nana Appiah Mensah is a very clean person and is the Jesus Christ on earth.

“I have always said NAM 1 is a very clean person and can be equated to the Jesus Christ on earth. Until people started branding him as a criminal, thief, and fraudster did he ever take someone’s money without paying the accrued interest.

Those saying Menzgold Company was operating illegally should refrain from the propaganda. Didn’t Menzgold pay tax and SSNIT to the government? Can a fraudster pay tax and SSNIT to the government? Government is aware of the Menzgold operation.

The government, Bank of Ghana deliberately collapsed Menzgold Company because Menzgold operation was collapsing Bank of Ghana and Ofori Atta databank”, Maurice Ampaw stated.

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Maurice Ampaw has often openly declared that he hugely invested in the gold firm, so did his family to a sum of about 1 million cedis.

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Lizbeth has a B.A in Communication Studies (Journalism option) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She loves to read, travel and has a strong passion for writing.