Idrisu Yahaya: Fake Techiman lawyer gets two-year jail term

The fake lawyer in court

Idrisu Yahaya, the 34-year-old man who posed as a lawyer at a court in the Bono Region, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to deceit of court by impersonation after he was arrested at the Techiman Circuit court on February 5, 2020 dressed in a Lawyer’s gown, wig and a bib in an attempt to represent three accused persons.

The judge, however, ordered for his arrest after detecting that he was impersonating and fumbling. Yahya begins his two-year sentence immediately but would reappear before the courts on May 27.

He is to face a second charge which is defrauding by false pretense, leveled against him by the suspected persons he wanted to represent. They are standing trial for robbery and kidnapping.

The development has been welcomed by members of the Ghana Bar Association.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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