Ghanaian entertainment and political commentator, Kwame A Plus, has called for the arrest of former Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah, also known as Nam1.
Nam1 faced public backlash when customers who had their funds locked up with the now-defunct gold investment scheme were asked to pay GH¢650 for verification or risk losing their money.
The directive was later revoked, and those who had paid were promised refunds.
During an episode of the United Showbiz Show on Saturday, August 26, Kwame A Plus questioned why Nam1 was still at liberty while suspected fraudsters in developed countries would have been arrested.
“These things don’t happen only in Ghana, they occur in America on Wall Street, and they arrest the people. Why is it that someone who stole plantains or yams because he was hungry gets between 5 and 10 years in prison, but NAM1, who has stolen money from many people, is still free?” he said.
He expressed sympathy for those who had invested their hard-earned money with Menzgold, seeing it as an act of desperation and ignorance on their part. However, he called on the authorities to arrest Nam1 instead of merely issuing warnings.
“Bank of Ghana issued a statement that anyone who does business with Nam1 does so at their own risk, it is like the Ghana Police issuing a statement that this particular area is dangerous, pass there at your own risk.
“They can’t just issue that, they would have to go there and arrest the criminals. It is the duty of the authorities to protect the people from individuals like him.” he blurted.
He, however, stated that those who were supposed to deal with Nam1 couldn’t do so because they were also involved in fraudulent activities.
“NAM1 shouldn’t be allowed to be walking around and misbehaving, but those supposed to catch him can’t do that because they are also corrupt. They can’t stop this guy, and that is how another Ponzi scheme will come and dupe people of their hard-earned monies, and still nothing will be done,” A-Plus lamented.
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) August 27, 2023