The Ahafo Regional Minister, George Boakye, has raised security alert, advising members of the public to be ware of some persons who are using his name to solicit for money on condition of securing job for them in state agencies.
The activities of such persons he calls them “fraudsters”, have been formally reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.
A Press Statement issued today and signed by Aid to the Regional Minister, Andrews Frimpong a copy of which is available to the ghanacrimereport.com read that: “It has come to the notice of the Ahafo Regional Minister, George Boakye that some fraudsters are using his name to dupe innocent people”.
It continued that: “The fraudsters pose as George Boakye and pretend to the victims that he is aiding them to find jobs in some state agencies specifically the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod). The criminals then ask the victims to pay some monies as fees to purchase protocol forms”.
The statement said much as the minister has reported the case to the security agencies for investigations, he wishes to inform the general public that Facebook account “Hon. George Boakye” that the fraudsters are using is fake and that the minister would under no circumstance, charge any fees for offering people any assistance.
More so, the public should disregard any such further information of false pretense, assuring that “the general public is hereby encouraged to be vigilant and to report any of these fraudsters to the nearest police station for the law to deal with them.
By Ebenezer Owusu Ansah