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Man, 60, claims to be Igwe, docked in Anambra

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By Praise Necherem

A claimant to the traditional stool of Isiagu ancient kingdom, in Awka South local government area of Anambra state, Igwe Frederick Nwajiagu, has been dragged to a chief magistrate court II sitting in Awka, the state capital.

Nwajiagu was standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on impersonation and false claims.

When the matter came up yesterday, counsel to the defendant, Mrs Francisca Linda Ezenagu, presented a medical report and told the court that her client was down with high blood pressure, and therefore, could not be in court. She begged the court to give her client time to recover to enable him stand trial.

The presiding chief magistrate, Mike Anyadiegwu, ordered the defence counsel to file the medical report on her client’s case file for proper documentation. He adjourned the matter to March 1, 2021 for hearing.

Earlier, the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Anayo Nwano, told the court that the defendant, Nwajiagu, sometime in June, 2019, not being a traditional ruler, did hold himself out as the Igwe of Isiagu, and, thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 19(a) of the Traditional Rulers Law Cap 42 of Anambra State of Nigeria, 2007.

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