Samuel Agyarko, Western Region Chairman of customers of embattled gold dealership Menzgold, does not trust that a list supposedly attached to monies deposited with the Ghana Police Service by Chief Executive Officer of the defunct company Nana Appiah Mensah for onward disbursement is indeed made up of real customers.
“When NAM1 deposited the money, he attached a list made up of names of some 108 people supposed to be customers and seeking to be paid,” he claimed.
However, he insisted that “past events have proven that NAM1 cannot be trusted and so we doubt the authenticity of the names of the people on that list. It is possible that he just made those names up so that when the monies are paid, the monies will eventually go back to him” and therefore he “does not trust the list.”
“Even on the statement he released announcing the deposit of the money, he said 5 million which is not the case. He rather deposited 2.5 million,” as has been confirmed in a Police statement.
In an interview with journalists in Takoradi after a meeting with the Ghana Police Service in Accra, Mr. Agyarko reiterated a plea to the Ghana Police Service and judiciary to do a thorough check on all the names provided on the list to ensure that indeed those on it are real customers as “it will be sad that monies will be paid to the wrong people”, at a meeting with the Ghana Police Service in Accra.
“In any case it does not lie within the purview of NAM1 to decide who among the customers get to be paid. That should be a collective decision of all the affected customers and relevant stakeholders.”
Menzgold has damaged families for life…
Mr. Agyarko revealed that 11 customers of Menzgold have died in the Western this year alone.
“We recently did a validation of our members in the region and we had 10,000 people. And the state some of them are in will make u very sad. Some of them have died, some have been rendered bedridden because of the thoughts of not getting their monies back and some have become mental cases.
“There is one particular man who has over GH¢1.2 million locked up. He needed GH¢200,000 to go to India for a transplant and was not successful. You should see the state he is in now. Very heart wrenching that you cannot access your own money you have worked for to treat yourself.
“It will be better for you to follow us the next time we go round to visit some of our members to better appreciate what I’m talking about.
“The monies may come, we don’t know when. But it will never wash away the damage done.”