NAM1 also known as Nana Appiah Mensah has announced plans for a 2,000-person rally to demand $30 million in compensation for his arrest and detention by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
On Monday, November 20, 2023, the Chief Executive Officer of the defunct gold dealership firm, Menzgold, claimed in a post on X that the protest would take place across UAE’s numerous embassies abroad and in Ghana.
Brace up friends, for a 2,000 man protest at the UAE embassy in Ghana and elsewhere overseas SOON, to claim a USD$43.8 million dollars (750kg of Gold) owed me and another USD$30 million dollars as compensation, for my unjustifiable detention by the Dubai Police in 2018/2019.🇬🇭 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/WbDxuJ85ga
— Nana Appiah Mensah (@nam_the_patriot) November 20, 2023
In addition to compensation, he claims that the protest would seek payment of arrears totaling $43.8 million owed to him by a Dubai-based company, Horizon Royal Diamond DMCC.
“Brace up friends, for a 2,000-person demonstration at the UAE embassy in Ghana and other
foreign locations SOON, to demand that I be paid USD$43.8 million (750 kg of gold) and another USD$30 million as restitution for the unlawful detention I suffered at the hands of the Dubai Police in 2018/2019.” NAM1 wrote on his post. NAM1 was taken into custody by Dubai officials on January 14, 2018, concerning a botched gold transaction.
After his company, Menzgold, refused to return the client’s money, a Ghanaian court issued a warrant for his arrest. Assistant Commissioner of Police David Eklu, who is currently a DCOP, informed the media at the time, “His arrest in Dubai is to facilitate investigations into suspicions that he had been involved in a gold trading deal gone bad within the Emirati jurisdiction.”
Following the financial losses suffered by investors in his now-defunct Menzgold gold dealership, NAM1 is on trial in Ghana on several fraud-related allegations.