Fake ASP Arraigned

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A 49-year-old man who impersonated a Superintendent of police (SP), Ghazi Mohammed Isah, has been arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting at Abule-Egba, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, charged with stealing and impersonation.

The accused person allegedly committed the offence on 8 October, 2011 at 2|4 Vincent Street, Akowonjo, Lagos.

He reportedly possessed security and surveillance gadgets suspected to have been stolen.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, Inspector Lugard Ahonle is punishable under Section 108(2) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap.17, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

Count one of the charge reads: “That you, Ghazi Mohammed Isah, on 8 October, 2011 at about 10:30hrs at 2|4 Vincent Street, Akowonjo in the Ikeja Magisterial District did impersonate yourself as a police officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 108(2) of the Criminal Code Cap. 17, Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2003.”

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Count two reads: “That you, Ghazi Mohammed Isah, on the aforementioned date, time and place in Ikeja Magisterial District did unlawfully possessed security and surveillance gadgets suspected to have been stolen and thereby committed and offence

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding Magistrate, Mr. O.A. Komolafe adjourned the case.

—Ibrahim Bakare