He Impersonated Ghana’s EOCO Executive. Now The Story Has Changed

A Nigerian was given a sentence of eight years in prison with hard labor by the Accra Circuit Court One for impersonating COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah on social media and defrauding unsuspecting individuals.

Bright Daniels, who at the hour of carrying out the crime, was an indicted detainee at the Nsawam Jails, denied the offense.

He was taken through a full trial and found guilty.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Nyamekye, giving the facts in the Court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah, said the Complainant was COP Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, a former boss of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service who is now the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

The Nigerian ex-convict Daniels was incarcerated for seven years at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons.

The Court was informed that his accomplice, Nigerian Livinus Amadianaeze Ugwu, who is also an ex-convict, is on the run.

According to DSP Nyamekye, in April 2021, the attention of COP Addo-Danquah was drawn to a fictitious Facebook Messenger account that was created in her name and featured her picture. This account was being used to solicit money from police officers in the hope of getting them slots in the Somalia and Sudan missions of the United Nations and the African Union.

He claimed that the user of the aforementioned fake Facebook account contacted the victims and instructed them to use a mobile money network to make a payment.

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Daniels withdrew the GHC10,000.00 that was paid to the number by Detective Chief Inspector Baffoe.

The prosecution claimed that the phone number was located in the vicinity of the Eastern Region’s Nsawam Medium Security Prisons.

The identity of the number’s user was discovered by further investigation to be Daniels. After a hunt led by the police, a Samsung System A02 telephone which Daniels used to chat with Ugwu and a Tecno mobile phone that was used to withdraw the cash from Investigator Chief Controller Baffoe, were recovered.

According to DSP Nyamekye, the devices’ forensic examination revealed that Daniels and Ugwu conspired to use the COP Addo-Danquah’s name and photograph to solicit money from police officers in exchange for a time slot to travel to the United Nations and African Union Mission in Somalia.

Daniels then, at that point, acquired the SIM card with a certain number that was used to get cash from their casualties.

After an investigation, he was charged and brought before this court, after he admitted the offense.

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