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A 45-year-old man, Adamu Aminu, who allegedly impersonated the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, on Facebook, was on Friday arraigned in Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court. 

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He is facing a four-count of impersonation, conspiracy, false pretence and fraud. Aminu allegedly created a Facebook account using the details of the deputy governor to defraud people. 

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The accused committed the offences in Agege area of Lagos sometime in August. He used the account to extort money from unsuspecting members of the public before he was tracked down by the Police. 

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He fraudulently obtained the sum of N1m from one Mr. Bright Obed on the pretext of soliciting funds for an orphanage in Agege, allegedly set up by the deputy governor. He also impersonated the deputy governor by calling and sending SMS on a mobile number, 09064583091.

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Aminu however pleaded not guilty to the charges. In her ruling, Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja admitted the accused to a bail of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum. 

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