A man who impersonated the former President John Mahama to defraud unsuspecting victims has been arrested, the police confirmed on Friday (17 December).
Gabriel Agah, a known NDC communicator in the Ashanti Region has pleaded not guilty to a charge of defrauding by false pretense when he was arraigned before court.
Agah, an unemployed is said to have used Mahama’s name to defraud one Nana Opoku Agyemang to the tune of GHC150,000.
He was, however, arrested on 12 December and put before the court presided over by Her Honour Jacqueline Avotri.
Chief Superintendent Kofi Blagodzi after presenting the facts of the case prayed the court to remand the suspect into police custody to assist investigations.
The court granted the request and adjourned the case to 5 January 2022.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Chief Superintendent Blagodzi said the suspect was arrested upon a tip-off.
“As I informed the court, at the next sitting day we shall make sure that we make the fact bear – the reason why he got the opportunity to defraud people, you know some people are benefactors so you can convince them and they can easily release money.
“He has been charged for defrauding by false pretense. We are coming back, he has been remanded for two weeks, so we shall come back… so far GHC50,000 has been collected, he even went for another GHC100,000 and that is when the issue came up, he was arrested by tip-off by the police,” the prosecutor said.