Fake policeman arrested in Ibadan, charged to court

A 29-year-old suspect, Emmanuel Anebeh, was on Wednesday docked at an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Curt in Ibadan over alleged impersonation.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Philip Amusan, told the court that the accused, of no fixed address, faced a two-count charge of impersonation and unlawful possession of a Police Warrant Card.

He said the accused committed the alleged offences on Aug. 14, at about 1:00 a.m. at the Ibadan/Ife Expressway at Egbeda, Ibadan.

Amusan alleged that the accused posed as a member of the Nigeria Police Force by unlawfully wearing a police uniform.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused, on his arrest, also had in his possession, a Nigerian Police warrant card with thye initials of Cpl. Onum Enogela, with force number F/No.434479.

He told the court that investigation showed that the accused had been using the uniform which belonged to his friend, Enogela, to impersonate as a police officer to escort Lorry drivers from Lagos to Akure.

Amusan said the offences contravened Sections 109 (a) and 428(d) of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol. 11, Laws of Oyo State, 2000, which prescribe one year imprisonment for convicted offenders.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Sept. 6, for mention.

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