The Coalition of Aggrieved customers of defunct gold dealership and investment firm, Menzgold have labeled the fine of GHC48K against popular artiste manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson aka Bullgod as tyrannical.
Bulldog was dragged to court in 2021 after he indicated during an interview on UTV that the President will not finish his four-year tenure if he failed to pay Menzgold customers.
In the two years of the trial, Bulldog pleaded not guilty to the charge insisting he never intended to threaten the President.He claimed that he only appealed to the President to intervene in the interest of customers of Menzgold.
But the presiding Judge, Justice Evelyn Asamoah, in her judgment noted that the statement was not an appeal considering its gravity. He was on Tuesday, January 10,2023 charged with offensive conduct to the breach of the peace and he is expected to pay a fine of GH¢48,000 or in default spend 40 days in prison.
Reacting to the court’s verdict, the Public Relation Officer of the CACM, Fred Forson in a statement said the fine was imperious.
According to them, even though they do not ascribe to endorsing any acts that assume to garble peace and safety of President Akufo-Addo, the GHC48K fine against the former manager of the SM boss is tyrannical.
“This is a product of dysfunctional democracy where leaders and duty bearers have stopped working in the interest of the owners of the democracy, especially the vulnerable.The very system that is finding it difficult to press charges against Nam1 for the past 4 years hurriedly finds it expedient to hand down fines against a victim of Menzgold?They stated
“Nearly 200 customers have died but our leaders are all silent on it and they have not taken notice of this catastrophe either. “Nam1 will be emboldened with his gun waiting for customers at the confiscated Trassaco house. What a Ghana,” They added
Menzgold Ghana Limited was a fraudulent gold dealership and investment firm that promised customers an average of 7-10 percent monthly returns on investments.