An Accra circuit court has sentenced a 29-year-old gospel musician and blogger, Jacklin Sarfo Gyamfua, for allegedly defrauding by false pretence and forgery of official documents.
Detective Inspector Frederick Sarpong, briefing the court, said the accused person -popularly known on social media as Ohemaa Jackie—has been advertising on her platforms her ability to secure travelling passports and resident identity cards of countries within the European Union (EU) for clients at a fee.
A trader, Babara Adu-Boahene and a resident of Accra, together with a principal witness in the case subsequently spotted the ad in the month of February 2021.
Babara got interested in the ad and hence went on to seek the services of Ohemaa Jackie, only for her to realize on March 30, 2021, that she has been duped of €21,000 when she got to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) where the Immigration Officers arrested her for possessing fake Italian passports for her daughter and herself. This was when she narrated the entire situation to the Police.
Ohemaa Jackie was arrested and presented in court on September 8, 2021, where she pleaded for bail on the grounds of being a social media influencer and a gospel musician.
The judge whose name hasn’t been identified yet refused to grant the plea prayed by the accused lawyer Peter Sarfo, Ohemaa Jackie has been remanded into custody till September 16, 2021, when the case will be continued.
By: George Addo