Majid Michel’s Facebook imposter jailed 10 months with hard labour

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A 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.

According to Myjoyonline reports, The Nigerian, Kelvin Ogodogu, was

arrested on Saturday, November 15 through the help of some of his

neigbours in Kasoa in the Central region, for trying to defraud a

US-based Nigerian lady.

The Nigerian, posing as Majid Michel on Facebook, solicited funds from

unsuspecting persons, including the US-based Nigerian lady, Ikay, to

bury his mum.

Kelvin Ogodogu 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.

He explained 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.

The prosecution demanded to know why he went ahead to chat with the

lady on Facebook when he knew he wasn't Majid Michel and to the point

of giving the lady his number to continue the conversation on


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.

He will serve his jail term at the Nsawam Maximum Security Prison.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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