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14.03.2007 General News

Fake lawyer jailed 6 years

By : The Ghanaian Times

Nana Samuel Kofi Gray, also known as Samuel Adobor, a self styled lawyer has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment in hard labour by a Tema Circuit Court.

He had pleaded not guilty to a charge of defrauding by false pretence.

Chief Inspector Edith Nutakor, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Justice Nicholas Abodakpi that on August 26 last year, police in Community Two had information that Gray had been posing as a barrister of law and had been representing various people in Tema.

The prosecution stated that the accused said in his statement when he was arrested that he attended the Toronto School of Law, in Canada and completed in 2000. Based on his statement he was released on police enquiry bail to produce his passport and certificates but he failed to do so and absconded.

Chief Inspector Nutakor said Gray was re-arrested six months later at the Ministry of Health Human Resource Management department where he had been employed as Human Resource Officer based on a certificate he said he obtained from a university in South Africa.

Source: The Ghanaian Times