Last week, we told y’all that the CEO of the defunct gold dealership company Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah has asked the government to remove the Interpol arrest warrant placed on him.
According to the businessman, his continuous detention in Dubai, though he is not facing any criminal prosecution in that country, is an infringement of his fundamental human rights.
When that report went up, Nana Appiah Mensah’s lawyers, Kwame Akuffo & Co Unlimited, had written representatives of the government to complain about their client’s continuous arrest in Dubai.
The lawyers said since the Dubai based Horizon Royal Diamond lost their case against Nana Appiah, their client stands the chance of being awarded $39,000,000 by the judge.
“Even though Horizon Royal Diamon has appealed the court’s ruling, Mr Mensah has been acquitted of all charges, granted bail and we believe he will be awarded $39 million by the Dubai court,” the lawyers letter to the government said.
“Mr Mensah met with the prosecutor of the Interpol (red notice) case on 23rd May 2019 and it was made clear to Mr Mensah that although he has no criminal liability in Dubai, it is presently not possible for him to be released unless the Government of Ghana authorizes Interpol to revoke the red notice,” the letter said.
“If this is not done”, the lawyers warned, “he shall continue to be held in custody until all the appeal and supreme court processes are fully completed, which may take several months, at which time Mr Mensah would be free to leave the UAE via a red notice (direct extradition) to Ghana, but without recovering any amount from the $39 million owed him and Menzgold Ghana, fraudulently obtained on the basis of the fake swift notices …,”
See below for the 8-page letter Nana Appiah Mensah’s lawyers wrote the government officials which included the Attorney General, Chief of Staff, the CID, The Finance Minister, Governor of Bank of Ghana, the IGP and others.
The next move is the government’s – at this point…