Man in Court for Posing as Respondent in Divorce Petition


A 38-year-old, Olaniyi Oni, who allegedly posed as the husband of a petitioner in a divorce case, on Wednesday appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, for impersonation.

Oni, whose address was not provided, is charge with impersonation.

The prosecution counsel, Insp.Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb.4 , at about 10 a.m. in Ota, Ogun State.

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

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Senior Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi admitted the defendant to bail, in the sum of N300, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akinyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun state government.

He adjourned the case until Feb.12, for continuation of trial.

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