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General News of Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Menzgold: Chaos over court settlement as prosecutor fights back

Nana Appiah Mensah, CEO of Menzgold Ghana Limited play videoNana Appiah Mensah, CEO of Menzgold Ghana Limited

The Madina District Court was thrown in a state of confusion when the prosecutor pursuing the case against some 90 Menzgold customers accused of unlawfully invading the premises of Nana Appiah Mensah objected to an out of court settlement.

The complainant, Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as NAM1, was represented by the Public Relations Officer of Menzgold Company, Nii Armah Amarteifio, who made the revelation to the court.

“We are no longer interested in the matter. We want to register our interest to discontinue the case,” he noted.

However, the prosecutor who said the state was not privy to the decision by NAM1 objected while substituting a fresh charge sheet.

But counsel for the Menzgold customers argued that they were unable to reach the prosecutor when an out of court settlement was agreed on by the complainant.

The presiding judge noted that although it was lawful under section 72 of the constitution to plead for an out of court settlement, he had not been served with an official notice and hence charged NAM1 to do the appropriate thing.

He, therefore, ruled that the case be adjourned to March 3, 2020 urging interested parties to have a discussion and come to a conclusion on NAM1’s request.

Members of the Coalition of Aggrieved Menzgold Customers were thus granted a bail of GH3000 each with one surety.

They were charged with unlawful entry, offensive conduct and breach of the peace.

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