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Man jailed for impersonating Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Facebook

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A man who created a Facebook account to impersonate the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has been given a 12-month prison sentence with hard labour.

Nuetey Latif Ahinguah, also known as Oliver or Emmanuel Asare pleaded guilty to the offence of defrauding by false pretences when he appeared before the Kaneshie Magistrate court presided over by Her Worship E.B Botchway in Accra on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Ahinguah and his accomplices have been in the business of creating fraudulent Facebook accounts since 2018, the court heard.

The court was also told that they created accounts in the name of the National Security Minister, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah to defraud unsuspecting people under the pretext of securing them employment, and cars to buy at “give away prices”.

Some people were said to have fallen prey to the activities of the impostors and transferred amounts of money to them through mobile money.

Investigations are ongoing to arrest Ahinguah’s accomplices, the court heard.

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