A former personal assistant to Angel Daniel Obinim and now presidential staffer who is part of the 998 list (in fact he is number 189 on the list) has been exposed by the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper and mentor to Anas Armeyaw Anas as having being arrested for fraud and impersonation of Anas Armeyaw Anas in 2013, MyNewsGH.com has learnt.
The young Anas’ imposter, who is now stationed at the Presidency after his job with Bishop Obinim, then only 27 years old, was arrested in 2013 for taking monies from institutions in the name of Anas Armeyaw Anas and bolting.
Joseph Osei, was arrested for allegedly defrauding two companies of GHC 12,200 under the guise of being a colleague of ace investigative journalist, Anas Armeyaw Anas using fake documents.
“Joseph Osei who is now a Presidential staffer was once arrested in 2013 for impersonation” Kwaku Baako dropped the bombshell.
“He (Joseph) was involved in defrauding some two companies of GHC 12, 200 under the guise of being a colleague of ace investigative journalists Anas”, he added.
A check from the news report in 2013 read thus:
“”Investigations revealed the assailant has been in operation for the past four months and managed to collect GHC 12, 000 from a first company and GHC 200 from the second.
“”Ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is reported to have gotten wind of his nefarious activity and subsequently cautioned him against any further action.
DSP Ebenezer Nketia reveals “Joseph Osei has never worked with Anas but rather he had a problem and Anas helped him. He was even warned to stop what he was doing because Anas got to know about the first company he defrauded and cautioned him. Anas just got to know.””
But Joseph has vowed to ‘speak up’ about what actually happened as he has been ‘quite’ (sic) for a while now.
He wrote on facebook:
“I have nothing against Anas Aremeyaw Anas whatever misunderstandings that took place in 2013 was resolved in court. I have not given any informantion about Anas to anyone so I see it strange how my name is mentioned in their tango. Maybe I should also start speaking, I have been quite for God knows why.”
A friend of Joseph posted a long essay in response to Kwaku Baako’s exposé:
“Joseph Osei Oppong Brenya
He is a journalist a product of GIJ. joseph used to work with Tiger eye and in fact did lead to most of their investigations as being alleged. Most notable is spirit child. After spirit child, tiger eye decided to investigate Wontumi upon the request of the sitting president John Mahama. After their first phase of investigations many of Wontumi ‘s assests such as excavators were burnt to ashes. Joseph who led the investigations got alarmed because that was not the purpose of the investigations. Joseph then informed Wontumi about the activities of Tiger eye on his operations. Wontumi very infuriated Attacked Kwaku Baako and tiger eye in their office and in his fury gave out the name of Joseph as his informant. Anas then reported Joseph his staff to the police as an imposter. Joseph was arrested and placed at the ministries police cells. With God on his side those people in the cells were people Joseph had investigated on the spirit child case. They were those who identified him as the one working for Anas to the police. Joseph was granted bail and the case did not see any progress in court and therefore dismissed. Please tell Kwaku Baako that Joseph will speak so they should stand well”