Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:21 pm
A Jos Magistrates’s Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Felix Moses, to six months imprisonment for impersonation.
The Magistrate, Mrs Helen Danboyi, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty and begged the court for mercy.
Danboyi sentenced the convict for impersonation or a fine of N3, 000, and two months imprisonment with an option of N2, 000 for possession of wig and gown.
Prosecutor Karimu Bashiru had told the court that Yakusak Aduak of Rayfied Jos reported the case to Anglo Jos Police Station.
Bashiru said that sometimes in December 2016 the convict came to his law firm to seek for employment as a legal practitioner.
He asked the convict to report back early this year, and when he reported, he had in his possession a gown, wig and some law books.
The prosecutor said that the convict was assigned to handle a matter in court and the case was poorly handled which raised suspicious about the convict as legal practitioner.
He said when his credentials were demanded, he could not produce any and on investigation it was found out the convict had never attended university or law school.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 132 and 319 of the Penal Code.