A 31-calendar year-outdated Nigerian female has been granted a ₵12,000 bail by an Accra Circuit for impersonating the Minister for Data, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
Vivian Sajida Imran has also been accused of posing as ministers to defraud unsuspecting victims to the tune of about ₵10,000.
In accordance to the police, Imran with each other with her spouse, Prince Joel, at the moment at big, have been charged with 8 counts of falsely pretending to be a community officer and defrauding less than fake pretence.
Her was bail comes with two sureties, just one of whom ought to be a community servant, earning not fewer than ₵1,200 after her attorney prayed the court to grant her bail.
Presenting the details of the scenario to the court docket on Friday, State Prosecutor Detective Frederick Sarpong informed the courtroom that in April, the accused people employed the names of Facts Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah International Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and the Deputy National Stability Minister, Henry Quartey, to develop multiple Fb accounts, pretending to be the Ministers.
In accordance to the Detective, Imran and her partner, by on the web chats and cellphone calls knowledgeable their unsuspecting victims that they could safe jobs for them at Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana Gasoline or COCOBOD.
Following this, the suspects requested the victims to spend numerous quantities to mobile income accounts in get for their application varieties and interviews to be facilitated.
The monies amounting to about ₵10,200 ended up paid out to their cell money accounts. The Prosecutor informed the court docket that a search done in the suspect’s rooms unveiled six cell telephones, together with the a few cellular cash figures, employed to get the monies from the victims.
He spelled out that an get of the court docket was sought and a forensic assessment was carried out on the retained cellular telephones. A person of them was found to have a SIM amount which experienced been registered in the title of the to start with accused person, Imran.
The very same quantity was identified to be the last place where by the ‘booties’ obtained from the victims were being transferred and later on withdrawn.
Throughout investigations, the prosecutor reported the Imran admitted currently being the operator of the cellular money variety. With the number in hand, the police contacted the victims, and they narrated their ordeal.
The circumstance has been adjourned to June 3, 2020 as endeavours are currently being built to keep track of the 2nd accused particular person, Joel.