Businessman disagrees with allegations of varied signatures in Nana Appiah Mensah’s trial

Businessman disagrees with allegations of varied signatures in Nana Appiah Mensah's trial: Ghana News

Mr. Francis Agodzie, a businessman, has refuted claims by the Counsel for Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM 1), CEO of Menzgold Ghana Limited, that he had different signatures on documents presented to the court.

Agodzie, the third prosecution witness, asserted that he had two signatures and would have used the correct one if prompted during the court proceedings.

NAM 1 is facing trial on 61 counts, including abetment, defrauding by false pretences, and money laundering. Mr. Agodzie, in his evidence, confirmed signing the documents himself.

The defense raised concerns about variations in the witness's signatures on different documents, but Mr. Agodzie maintained that it depended on the available space for his signature.

NAM 1's counsel, Mr. Kwame Akufo, alleged that two of the signatures belonged to the police investigation, but the witness disagreed. Akufo objected to the witness testifying in Twi, arguing it could affect the accused person's right to a fair trial.

The court ruled that the language used by the witness did not breach the accused person's fair trial rights.

The trial has been adjourned to Tuesday, January 23, 2024, with NAM 1 yet to enter a plea to the amended charges.

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