Beleaguered customers of the defunct Gold collectible company, Mezgold have been stopped by the police through an injunction from an Accra High Court to hold a solemn service to remembers some of their members who have died after Menzgold was shut down.
The members had planned to hold a wreath-laying service on Saturday, September 12, close to the former office of Menzgold at Dzorwulu to mark the passing of some of its members as a result of the company’s shut down by government two years ago.
In an interview on an Accra-based radio station on Friday, leaders of the Coalition said they wrote a letter to the IGP requesting for security during the wreath-laying ceremony but they were probably stopped because they thought it was a subtle form of demonstration.
“Since the collapse of the company, we have lost over 60 members and many have become bed-ridden due to the continued lock-up of our investment in Menzgold. It is our expectation that your outfit will provide security to help bring the programme to a successful because it will be highly violent free. The programme is expected to last for two hours with an expected attendance of more than 200 people,” the Coalition said in a statement to the IGP.
But the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Bonuah filed an order to stop the demonstration.
“It is hereby ordered that the respondents, the Coalition of Aggrieved Customers of Menzgold Ghana, Isaac Nyarko and Fred Forson are hereby restrained from the intended demonstration to commemorate two years of collapse of Menzgold Company,” the court order prohibiting the meeting said.