Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has denied media reports that it colluded with the Financial Intelligence Centre Ghana (FIC) to aid the Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah in a gold scam.
Executive Director, K K Amoah told Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem host, Captain Smart, on Wednesday that the EOCO has never been involved in any dubious act.
“EOCO is not involved in any US$51million; we don’t have anything to do with any money. Ace Ankomah informed me he had filed a complaint and that is all that I can say. Tell Ghanaians to disregard this cooked story,” he said.
According to him, CID headquarters have launched investigations into a supposed business deal between Menzgold and Horizon Royal Diamonds following complaints from the counsel of the latter, Ace Ankomah.
“The issue is that Royal Diamonds in November filed complaints through their lawyer here in Ghana Ace Ankomah and that matter is being handled by the CID and not ECOCO.
The Herald Newspaper in its [Monday-Friday] edition reported that Dubai-based gold dealership company, Horizon Royal Diamonds(DMCC), had been in contact with officials of the EOCO to arrest two alleged fraudsters, a Ghanaian and Nigerian who had used a phony company ‘Just Gold Company Limited’ to defraud them to the sum of US$51million.
The paper claimed ‘games’ being played by EOCO with the owners of Just Gold Company Limited forced the Dubai-based company to cause the arrest of Menzgold boss in Dubai.
Mr Mr. K.K Amoah who dismissed the report also debunked allegations that, the delegation sent to Dubai to interact with NAM 1 could not get visas for the trip.
“No one was refused a visa to travel to Dubai. My deputy is in Ghana. Disregard that Herald story because it’s not true” he cried.