- A journalist who impersonated director of communications at the presidency has been busted
- The imposter, Joseph Ofosu, has been arraigned before court and is facing three counts of defrauding
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A journalist by name Joseph Ofosu alias Nartey has been charged with three counts of defrauding by false pretence for impersonating Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.
The Koforidua-based journalist is said to have demanded monies from the unsuspecting public, with the assurance that he will secure them auction cars and also have them nominated as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) by the president.
But luck eluded him when police investigators fished him out following a complaint by the director of communications himself to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
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According to court documents cited by Myjoyonline.com, the suspect, Mr. Ofosu has been demanding monies ranging from GHC 1,000 to GHC 3,000 from his victims.
Investigations revealed that he will ask his victims to make payments onto a number of mobile money accounts.
One of the accounts is said to belong to his girlfriend.
The girlfriend told the police that her journalist boyfriend will ask her to send some monies to him since he had asked people to send it into her account.
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Mr. Joseph Ofosu was at the Kaneshie District court in Accra on Thursday, January 2, 2019. He was remanded into police custody, pending further investigations by the prosecutor.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo had reiterated to Ghanaians that he will ensure that Ghana’s 8th elections under the 4th republic is free, fair and transparent.
In a new year's message to the people of Ghana, he urged the nation to ensure that the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections were held in a peaceful, transparent atmosphere and manner.
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