Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Man Who Impersonated Lagos Dep Gov. On Facebook And Duped Victim Of N1 Million Arraigned In Court

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Man Who Impersonated Lagos Dep Gov. On Facebook And Duped Victim Of N1 Million Arraigned In Court

About two years after the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, suspended her social media accounts, a 45 year-old man, Adamu Aminu, who allegedly impersonated her on the Facebook, was on Friday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.




Aminu allegedly created a facebook account using the details of the deputy governor to defraud people. He is facing a four-count charge of impersonation, conspiracy, false pretence and fraud.


The Prosecutor, Mr Rafiu Aroyewun, Assistant Director, Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), State Ministry of Justice, told the court that the accused committed the offences in Agege area of Lagos sometime in August. Aroyewun said the accused used the account to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public before he was tracked down online by the Police.


The accused fraudulently obtained the sum of N1 million from one Mr Bright Obed on the pretext of soliciting funds for an orphanage in Agege set up by the Deputy Governor.


Aminu pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to the accused, Ms Uzoamaka Nwafor, urged the magistrate to grant him bail on liberal terms.


In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja admitted the accused to a bail of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
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