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Man to spend 3 years in correctional centre for impersonation


An Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Tuesday, sentenced a 38-year-old man, Olaniyi Oni, to three years into a correctional centre for impersonating in a matrimonial suit.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. O.I. Oke, sentenced Oni to three years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Oke said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the charge preferred against him.

Oni, whose address was not provided, was arraigned on a one count charge of impersonation.

He had however pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. G.O. Adebayo, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Feb. 4, 2020 at about 10.00 am at Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ogun.

Adebayo said the convict impersonated one Omotayo Isibor in a matrimonial suit by presenting himself as the petitioner.

He said the court ordered the arrest of the convict immediately it was discovered that he was not the petitioner in the suit.

He said that the offence contravened Section 484 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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