Ghanaian actor Majid Michel appeared in court Tuesday to testify against a 37-year-old Nigerian who was arrested by the La Police for impersonating him.
The Nigerian, Kelvin Ogodogu, was arrested on Saturday, November 15 through the help of some of his neigbours in Kosoa in the Central region for trying to defraud a US-based Ghanaian lady.
The Nigerian, posing as Majid Michel on Facebook, solicited funds from unsuspecting persons, including the US-based Ghanaian lady, Ikay, to bury his mum.
Kelvin Ogodogu was arraigned before the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) Magistrates’ Court in La on Thursday, November 20 where he 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.
Majid Michel gave an account of how he met Ikay and how the lady informed him about the imposter on Facebook. His 45 minute narration also included an account of how he set up a surveillance system to help apprehend Kelvin.
Kelvin asked Majid what he discussed with Ikay when they met in the US which the actor answered.
The accused also quizzed the actor when Ikay realized that she was dealing with an ‘imposter’ on Facebook. Majid responded that it was a day after the event that the lady realized.
The court after taking Majid’s account then adjourned the case to Thursday, November 27. The court, Myjoyonline.com gathers, will also hear Kelvin’s testimony during that hearing.
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