A Nigerian man identified as Omotola Ayokanmi has been sentenced to three years in prison for impersonation after he unlawfully presented himelf as a lawyer at a federal high court in Ogun State on July 16.
Ayokanmi was accused of appearing before the federal high court as a counsel to move an application for bail.
Fortune Akhenegor, a police inspector and the prosecution counsel said;
“The judge found fault in his address to the court which made the judge interrogate him.
“He later confessed that he only had a diploma in law and had never been called to the bar. He confessed that he had been using his wife‘s gown who was called to bar in 2006, but not practising. The defendant has been practising since 2007.”
Akhenegor said the offence contravened section 484 of the criminal laws of Ogun, 2006.
Ayokanmi who pleaded guilty to the charges was sentenced to three years in prison without an option of fine by Folake Ogundele, the presiding magistrate.