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General News of Saturday, 19 April 2014


Forged signature: Energy Minister's imposter confesses to police

The man, who forged the signature of the Minister of Energy and Petroleum to transact businesses, has reportedly confessed before Police investigators that he forged the Ministers signature.

Mr Charles Andoh who was arrested on Thursday reportedly told the police he committed the act with the hope that the Canadian company, Gondwana Energy, will give him some money adding that it was his first time committing such an act.

The suspect was arrested following a report by Miura Petroleum Ghana Limited and Gondwana Energy, private companies operating in the country that they have been defrauded by Charles who did not only forge the signature of the Minister of Energy and Petroleum but also forged the signature of the Managing Director of Miura Petroleum Limited to transact businesses.

The Ministry of Energy has since forwarded documentations regarding the issue to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to aide in their investigations. It has also urged EOCO to thoroughly investigate the issue to bring all involved to book as required by law.

Readers will recall that the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum first alerted EOCO following media reports, to investigate the matter to clear its name and also disassociate itself from the suspect.

The suspect is currently in police custody while further investigations are ongoing.