Friday, August 4, 2017

Drama in Lagos Court as Fake Traditional Ruler is Arested by Police Over Alleged Impersonation

A 40-year-old man identified as Abdulramon Olatunji Maiyegun, was on Friday, arrraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos, and faced trial on a charge of impersonation and disturbing public peace.

According to a report by News Agency of Nigeria, the accused who allegedly presented himself as the traditional ruler of Maiyegun community in Eti-Osa area of Lagos State, pleaded innocence of the charge preferred against him.

While speaking at the court, the Prosecutor, Inspector Chinalu Uwadione, disclosed that the accused on Dec. 1, 2016 till July 30, had falsely represented himself as the traditional ruler of Maiyegun community in Eti-Osa, Lagos.

He told the court that the accused impersonated as a traditional ruler and has brought thugs to harass and intimidate the members of the Maiyegun community who did not recognise and bow to his authority.

According to the prosecutor, the offenses contravene Section 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, granted Maiyegun bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible surety in like sum.


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