A young Ghanaian entrepreneur who shares a striking resemblance with Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1) has said he’s aware his life is under threat for looking so much like the embattled Menzgold boss.
The 38-year-old man, identified as Abdul Mahmmoud says he’s afraid aggrieved customers of Menzgold will attack him when he steps out, for which reason he has now become an indoor person.
Coincidentally, he shares the same birthday with the CEO of the defunct gold dealership Menzgold,
” I feel threatened. That is why I decided to voice out so that people might know me and stop harassing me. Because of this situation, I don’t go out”, he said in an interview as reported on News360.
The young man further lamented that even he’s travelling, he’s searched unendingly at the airport because of this same issue.
”Everyone will be on board the plane, and I will be at the security checkpoint answering questions. If you ask them what they are looking for, they will not tell you. All they say is that we are checking something. One day at the checkpoint, I told the lady that I am a Muslim and the person you are looking for is a Christian. So, we are not the same person” Abdul Mahmmoud expressed with worry.
He also recounted when he was nearly assaulted by Menzgold customers. He said,
“This salah, I got down with my African-wear. One said, is he not the one? And the other said, where is his bodyguard. So they walked to the side of the car and said something in Hausa. And I responded that I am not the one because I understand Hausa.
If I am the one, then they will beat me that day and take their money. If not that, then they will take the car.”
On his May 16th birthday, which also happens to be NAM 1’s birthday, Facebook deleted his posts on reports that his posts go against community standards on Spam. The situation has had a dire effect on him psychologically and business-wise.