The Jasikan Municipal Police Command in the Oti Region has arrested Bless Agbenyenu, a teacher, for allegedly impersonating Yao Gomado, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akan Constituency.
The suspect, arrested on Monday, January 15, was said to have created a Facebook account with the name of the legislator.
Emmanuel Klu, a Personal Assistant to the MP, when contacted by the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said five victims had written their witness statements.
He said more victims from Asato and Dodo-Amanfrom communities in the Kadjebi District, would visit the Police Station on Tuesday, January 16, to give their statements.
A press release signed by Musah Mohammed, the Deputy Communications Officer, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Akan Constituency, said the impersonation scheme involved the unauthorised use of Mr Gomado’s identity on social media, especially on Facebook.
“The imposter exploited this false identity to engage in deceitful activities, causing harm and potential financial loss to unsuspecting individuals,” it said.
“Local authorities are urging anyone who may have fallen victim to this fraudulent scheme to come forward and report their experiences to the Police.”
The release reminded the public to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of online interactions, especially when dealing with sensitive matters on financial transactions.