Man, 21, who impersonated Finance Minister granted GHC 70,000 bail

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A 21-year-old unemployed, Agbemabiese Sabastine has been granted bail in the sum of GHC 70,000 with three sureties for impersonating Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.

The unemployed youth who duped several people as a resultwill have to justify two of the sureties for impersonating the Finance Minister.

Narrating the facts to court, Detective Sergeant Frederick Sarpong said during the attention of the Finance Minister was drawn to a several fake social media accounts bearing his images and name soliciting for persons interested in joining the Ghana Armed Forces to contact him on phone number 0593066104 at a fee.

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Alarrmed by this, the Mr Ken Ofori-Atta launched a complaint with the Ghana police causing them to initiate investigations into the matter.

The investigators later tracked the accused who hails from Afife in the Volta Region to his house and arrested him.

One tecno mobile phone containing the sim card with the registration number, 0593066104 and another Itel phone were found on him during a search.

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The accused upon interrogation admitted being the owner of the phone and sim cards and having used the photographs and names of complaint to create a fake account to subtly deceive the public to give out monies to him under the pretense of recruiting them into the Ghana Armed Forces.

The trial judge, Evelyn Asamoah admitted him to bail after he pleaded not guilty to two charges of pretending to be a public officer and Charlatanic advertisement.

The case has been adjourned to June 29, 2021.

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