Security guard docked for impersonating a Naval officer


A 21-year-old security guard, Nurudeen Raimi, was on Tuesday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly belonging to an unknown secret society and impersonating a Naval officer.

Raimi who resides at Sabitu Street, Abule Egba is charged with two counts bordering on impersonation.

The Prosecutor, Insp Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence on Oct. 31, at 11.30p.m, at Itire area of Lagos.

Ihiehie alleged that the accused paraded himself as a naval officer while flashing a naval identity card.

He said the accused was arrested by a team of officers from Gbagada unit as they embarked on a routine patrol and stumbled upon the accused and one other at large.

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The prosecutor said that the accused had in his possession a set of military uniform comprising of a camouflage T-shirt, face cap and jungle boots.

He said that the offence contravened provisions of Sections 77 (a) (b) and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

After the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, admitted Raimi to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Onamusi ordered that one of the sureties must be a blood relative to the accused adding that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have their addresses verified

She adjourned the case until Dec. 4, for mention.

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