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Two men docked for allegedly impersonating military officers

The prosecutor said Section 79 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, provides three years imprisonment for unlawfully wearing Armed Forces uniform.

• July 29, 2022
A man in handcuffs used to illustrate the story
A man in handcuffs used to illustrate the story

Two men were on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos for allegedly impersonating military officers.

Ahmed Sulaiman, 45, and John Adah, 23, are facing one count charge of impersonation of Army officers, to which they pleaded not guilty.

Police prosecutor, Rita Momah, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on April 25, at Ilupeju Oshodi area of Lagos.

She said that the defendants were caught wearing the full army camouflage uniform and parading themselves as Army officers in the area.

She said the offence contravened Section 77 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 79 provides three years imprisonment for unlawfully wearing Armed Forces uniform.

The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatunbosun, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each with one responsible surety in like sum.

She held that the sureties must submit copies of their National Identification Number (NIN) and Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) card.

She directed that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of three years tax payment to the state.

Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun adjourned the case until August 16, for mention.


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