The case against Nana Appiah Mensah has been adjourned to November 20, 2019, following the absence of the Prosecution at the court hearing Wednesday, October 23.
Prosecution overseeing the case involving Menzgold Ghana Limited’s CEO, ASP Sylvester Asare, had earlier prayed an Accra Circuit Court 8 to allow for the amendment of charges preferred against the accused persons before the case proceeds.
The court presided over by Her Honour Mrs Harriet Akweley Quaye, following the request, adjourned the case to October 23.
However, the sitting met the absence of the Prosecutor.
The judge, however, noted that ASP Asare, explained his absence to the court in a letter; he was, at the time of the hearing, not within the jurisdiction of the court, hence, his unavailability
Nana Appiah Mensah has been accused of defrauding his customers of about GH¢1.68 billion.
The CEO of Menzgold has been charged with two counts of abetment to defraud by false pretence and two counts of abetment to carry out banking business without licence contrary to Section 6 (1) of the Banks and Specialised Deposit-taking Institutions Act, 2016 (Act 930).
Two of his companies — Brew Marketing Consult and Menzgold Ghana Limited — represented by him, have each been charged with defrauding by false pretense, contrary to sections 20 (1) and 13 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).
The two companies have also been charged with carrying out a deposit-taking business without licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of Act 930.
Also facing the law are his sister and his wife, Benedicta Appiah and Rose Tetteh, respectively, who have been slapped with two counts of abetment to defraud by false pretence and two counts of abetment to carry out banking business without licence, contrary to Section 6 (1) of Act 930.