The troubled CEO of gold dealership firm, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah will only come to Ghana if his case in Dubai is fully settled, the Police and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) have announced in a statement.
According to the two security agencies, who are pursuing the Menzgold boss on behalf of the state, NAM 1, as the Menzgold boss is commonly known, is facing misdemeanor charges in the United Arab Emirates.
” It is the understanding of the Ghanaian delegation that Mr. Mensah faces misdemeanor charges in the UAE and will be made available to Ghana upon the final determination of his current case in the UAE. His case is next due for court on February 2,2019,” a joint statement by the Police and EOCO said.
The government delegation that was sent to the Dubai to facilitate the extradition of the Menzgold CEO failed to return to Accra with him.
The Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka-led delegation was hurriedly dispatched to the UAE to negotiate the repatriation of Appiah Mensah affectionately referred to as NAM1 following reports that he was arrested in the Gulf country in a gold deal gone bad.
The delegation, however, failed in its bid to negotiate the extradition of NAM 1 to Ghana.