Crime

Man Arraigned in Osogbo for Impersonation

A 62-year-old man,Micheal Oyelowo Oladeji has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for impersonating a community Leader.

Oyelowo, who was charged with four-count charges bordering on false representation, false sworn affidavit, and a misdemeanour to cause a breach of peace, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Lamidi Rasaq, alleged that the accused paraded himself as the Baale of Ogbaaga town under Ayedaade Local Government.

The prosecutor stated further that Micheal Oyelowo Oladeji from the month of November 2005 till date at Ogbaga via Gbongan in the Gbongan Magisterial District sitting at Osogbo, has been falsely presenting himself to be Baale of Ogbaga.

The charge sheet affirms that on the 17th of March, 2010 at the High court of Justice Registry Ikire in the aforementioned Magisterial District, the accused did swear a false affidavit in Suit No. ARE/25/2007 especially in paragraph 2 and 7 of the same affidavit that he was the present Baale of Ogbaga via Gbongan under Ayedade Local Government.

Defence Counsel, Mr J. A Adeboye, applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal terms, adding that the he is a community leader and will not jump bail.

In a swift reaction, the prosecutor opposed the bail on the basis that since the arraignment of the accused person, he had never allowed peace to reign in the community by parading himself as the Baale of Ogbaaga also threatening to kill Baale Ekanade Amusan.

The presiding Magistrate O. A. Olayade granted the bail application of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter to January 28th, 2021 for hearing.

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