Majid’s impersonator jailed 10 months with hard labour

imagesA 37-year-old Nigerian, who was arrested by the police for impersonating Ghanaian actor Majid Michel has been jailed 10 months with hard labour,Friday, 28th December,2014.

The Nigerian was arrested with the help of his neighbours at Kasoa. The Nigerian, Kelvin Ogodogu, was arrested on Saturday, November 15. He posed as Majid Michel on Facebook, solicited funds from unsuspecting persons, including the US-based Nigerian lady, Ikay, to bury his mum.

The accused was arraigned before the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) Magistrates’ Court in Teshie on Thursday, November 20 where he initially pleaded not guilty to the charges of impersonation and attempted fraud. During the second hearing on Tuesday, November 25, presided over by Judge Charles Yaw Boateng, State Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Ophelia Denteh led the award winning actor to give his evidence.

But during his third appearance on Thursday, November 27, Kelvin pleaded guilty with explanation.Kevin Ogodogu pleaded that he has always been a fan of the award winning actor and people even called him Majid Michel. According to Kelvin, the lady in question sent him a message, “Hi Majid” on Facebook and he subsequently initiated a conversation with her.

He was further quizzed to know why he led the woman on in conversation on WhatsApp if he didn’t have any foul intentions.

The court, during its final hearing on Friday, November 28, after taking the accounts of Kelvin and Majid Michel, sentenced the Nigerian to ten months imprisonment with hard labour.






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