A Koforidua-based journalist is standing trial for allegedly impersonating Director of Communications at the Office of the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.
Joseph Ofosu is alleged to have extorted various sums of money from individuals with the promise of helping them to secure employment in the public sector.
He also promised to ensure the appointment of others as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
He has been charged with three counts of defrauding by false pretence contrary to section 131 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act (1960), Act 29.
Appearing before the District Court presided over by Rosemond Agyiri, the accused pleaded not guilty to all three counts of defrauding.
He has, however, been granted a GH¢10,000 bail following an application by his lawyer, Francis Polley.
The Court has also directed the accused to surrender his passport to the registrar of the Court and report to the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) every Friday.
He will reappear before the court on February 11, 2020, for the trial to commence.