A circuit court in Accra on Friday remanded Ato Benson, a trader, who allegedly posed as a journalist from Joy Fm radio station, and an aide at the Office of the Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.

Benson, who was believed to have also duped people of various sums of monies, pleaded not guilty to impersonation and stealing.

The accused would re-appear in court on February 17.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kofi Blagodzi said the complainants; Paul Aggrey is a teacher at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Basic School and Rosemary Aidoo, the Proprietress of Marie Therese crèche, all at Adabraka.

He said in October, last year, the accused approached authorities of the schools and posed as a journalist from Joy Fm and also an aide to Nana Konadu.

DSP Blagodzi said the accused told the complainants that Nana Konadu was planning to donate some items to the schools, especially St. Joseph of which Former President Jerry John Rawlings was a pupil.

The court head that Benson told the complainants that he (accused) had been assigned to identify problems of the schools programmes line-up for their development.

DSP Blagodzi said the accused collected various sums of monies from the complainants and a Limix digital camera
and absconded.

The prosecution said on December 31, last year, Mr Aggrey arrested the accused and in Accra and handed him over to the Police.

DSP Blagodzi told the court that Benson admitted that he committed the offence. GNA

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