Former Interior Minister, Benjamin Kumbour has said that he believes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of embattled gold dealership firm, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1) was the face of a network of scammers.

According to him, the most wanted man in Ghana currently was bold to call the bluff of the regulators – the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) because he enjoyed the support of certain ‘influencers’.

These influencers, he said on UTV on Friday as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, might have urged him because they might have had links in the system and felt very powerful.

To him, the young man could push the Menzgold far due to the support he enjoyed from these influencers which may include scammers, persons engaged in money laundering and others who might be engaged in other forms of illegal activities.

The Circuit Court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for the embattled businessman after his investment company failed to refund customer’s monies after the Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC) declared its operations illegal.

The warrant said NAM1 is wanted for defrauding by false pretence. He is also wanted for money laundering. He is wanted together with one Rose Tetteh, believed to be his wife and Benedicta Appiah, said to be his sister.


There are reports the man who once rubbed shoulders with top politicians, celebrities and owns a private jet has absconded with his family.

But Dr Kumbour said he has failed to failed to understand why the security agencies are now going after NAM1 and his Directors.

To him, there were signs on the wall that the man was engaged in something ‘fishy’ and ought to have been dealt with a long time.

Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com