Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1), the embattled CEO of the now-defunct gold dealership firm, did not fire a gun at the aggrieved customers of his company who besieged his Trasacco residence on Wednesday, 8 January 2019 with the hope of getting their locked-up funds from him, the Communication Director of the firm has said.
“Personally, no; he didn’t because I told you that when I got there, I spoke to the police and then they told me the customers told them that they heard gunshots”, Nii Amarh Amarteifio told Benjamin Akakpo on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast show on Thursday, 9 January 2020.
He added: “What I can tell you is that there is also a security detail in my boss’ office because of the issue, but personally, he did not. I have spoken to him and he told me that he never shot”.
Mr Amarteifio also said although the security men in NAM1’s house are armed, he could not tell immediately if any of them fired the three shots that the customers complained were aimed at them.
Several scores of the customers were arrested by the police for besieging the CEO’s residence and attempting to gain entry unlawfully. They were charged and granted bail later in the evening.
NAM1 and Menzgold have not been able to pay back their customers’ investments since August 2018 after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the company to stop operations over regulatory infractions.