18th November, 2010
Two men who claimed to be officers of the Nigeria Police have been arrested andÂ charged to Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court for impersonation.
James Okeasu, 18 and Sunday John, 24, were arrested at Ikotun-Isolo, Lagos State,Â where they mounted road block and extorted money from commuter bus drivers.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the duo have been parading themselves as police officersÂ attached to the area.
On the day they were arrested, the defendants were alleged to have mounted roadÂ block and wereÂ extorting money from the public.
At the station, P.M.NEWS learnt that the men confessed that they were not policeÂ officers.
They were charged to court for the offence contrary to Section 516, 484 and 99 ofÂ the Criminal Code, cap 17, vol. 2, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Magistrate Judge, Mrs. M. B.Â Folami,Â granted them bail with the sum of N20,000 with one responsible surety.
The matter has been adjourned till 26 January, 2011 for hearing.