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Tenant arraigned for impersonation

Tenant arraigned by Police for impersonation

A 47-year-old tenant, Onyekwere Micheal, has been arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for impersonation.

The defendant was arraigned on three counts bordering on impersonation and unlawful possession of army accoutrement.

It was gathered that Micheal, between September 2013 and November 27, 2014, with the intent to defraud, presented himself as a member of the Nigerian Army.

We gathered that the incident happened in the FESTAC Town, Lagos, where he was a tenant.

The charges read in part, “That you Onyekwere Micheal, between September,2013 and November 27, 2014, at about 7.30am, in FESTAC Town, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, with intent to defraud, did present yourself as a member of the Nigerian Army.

“That you, Onyekwere Micheal, at the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, with intent to intimidate members of the public did knowingly and unlawfully have in possession and control, a Nigerian Army accoutrement as follows; one beret cap, one camouflage jacket, one jack knife and one electric shocker.”

The police prosecutor, Inspector Asu Feddy, said the offences were punishable under sections 77,328(a)(b)(d) and 56 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State Nigeria, 2011.

The magistrate of the court, Mr. E.O. Ogunkanmi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000.

He adjourned the case till January 7, 2015.


  1. Festac is always in the news for one thing or the other. Does this help the value of property in that area?

  2. The man may have a friend in the army who gave him the uniform he is using.

  3. Smart guy, but not smart enough to avoid the long arm of justice.

  4. Engr Kayode Ogunbote

    This is Nigeria. Someone must have sold the uniform to him. Corruption is everywhere. They should investigate how he got it.

  5. This is a slap on the Nigerian Army’s face. How did he get the uniform?

  6. Funny story.

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