Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has revealed that customers of troubled gold dealership company, Menzgold failed to apply home sense which is why they have found themselves in their current state.
He disclosed on Kumasi-based Otec FM that he pities them but observed that they also have themselves to blame for what might have befallen them in respect of their locked up investment with the company.
The maverick legal practitioner believes that tagging the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nana Appiah Mensah alias NAM 1 as a thief and scammer among other denigrating adjectives is partly to blame for where they find themselves.
“I pity the Menzgold customers because they refuse to apply home sense and they did not also know that what they were doing will affect they themselves”, he disclosed in the interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
Mr. Maurice Ampaw is of the view that the conduct of the customers could have severe business links of NAM 1 as well result in persons who owed him to refuse to settle their indebtedness.
“If he owes you and you start screaming he is a thief, he is a scammer and people start writing stories calling for his arrest, you are ruining the reputation of the person and his work and arrangements. If he has business links it will be truncated, if anyone owes him, such a person will not pay”, he stated.
In his assessment, NAM 1 was living to his mandate with his customers until the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) waded into the business which ground it to a halt.
“NAM 1 was living up to his promises until SEC and BoG intervened so they are the people who must be held accountable to give us our money. If they refuse to give us back out money, you will not have peace. We will not give you the peace to sleep”, he warned.
Maurice Ampaw is among the thousands of customer whose investments have been locked up at Menzgold he said he is proud to be a customer and that he feels insulted when he and other “Menzgolders” are called greedy.
He reveals that his close family members are among numerous Ghanaians whose investments with the gold trading hub is likely going waste according to a statement by the lawyer himself, MyNewsGh.com can report
“I want everyone to officially know that lawyer Ampaw is a proud customer of Menzgold”, he revealed while flaunting documents to prove that he has his cash locked up with the gold trading company.
According to copies of the documents in possession of MyNewsGh.com, lawyer Maurice Ampaw purchased 50 pounds of Gold worth GH¢ 100,000 three times totaling GH¢ 300,000 before the company run into crises.
His cousin as well invested GH¢520,000 whiles his wife invested GH¢200,000, cumulatively making GH¢920,000 of total cash lodged with Menzgold.