Fake SAN jailed


Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court, sitting in Lagos has sentenced a 27-year-old man, Raphael Omotayo, to a year jail term for impersonating a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The convict was first arraigned on February 5, 2018 by EFCC, for allegedly parading himself as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

The commission also alleged that Omotayo was found to be in possession of some fraudulent documents where he also claimed to be Michael Blacks.

Some documents were obtained from Omotayo’s computer that revealed that he pretended to be a SAN in order to defraud an American, one Ms. Juliet of an undisclosed amount of money.

Suspecting foul play, Ms. Juliet, had petitioned the EFCC who swung into action and arrested him.

The offences contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Justice Dada said that EFCC operatives led a team to arrest the defendant in his house in Egbeda in Lagos on August 27, 2017 where various items like laptops, phones and modems were recovered from him.

“The defendant has been found guilty and convicted accordingly,” the judge said.


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