The suspect and her spouse allegedly utilized names and images of Ghanaian ministers of condition to create various Fb accounts.
A Nigerian countrywide Vivian Sadija Imran is in police custody for allegedly impersonating about 20 ministers of state to defraud far more than 500 Ghanaians of more than GHC100,000, so considerably.
With each other with her 24-12 months-old spouse Prince Joel (her accomplice), who is at present at huge, the duo made use of names and pictures of Ghanaian ministers of condition to create multiple Fb accounts and pretended to be the ministers.
By way of on line chats and cellphone phone calls, they convinced their victims that they could protected work for them at some condition institutions these kinds of as Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana Gas Company, COCOBOD, among others. Several amounts of cash have been collected from the victims via cell funds for registration and processing.
6 cellular phones and 3 cell funds figures ended up picked up throughout a lookup by Nationwide Security operatives at their Ashaiman Jericho home right after complaints from the ministers.
Minister of Info, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister for Tourism, Artistic Arts and Culture, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway, Minister of International Affairs, Henry Quartey, Deputy Minister of Nationwide Protection and Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of Defence, were being amongst the most regularly names employed by the suspects to defraud their victims.
Sadija, a 31-year old trader has since appeared just before court docket and is however to fulfill bail disorders as set by the Accra Circuit Court presided around by His Honour Emmanuel Essandoh. With each other with her partner Joel, they are struggling with 8 counts of falsely pretending to be public officer and defrauding by untrue pretences.