Police arraign fake soldier in Lagos

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Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Umaru Abdul before Magistrate Patrick Nwaka of the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for pretending to be a military personnel.

The defendant was arraigned on three counts of conspiracy to impersonate, forgery of an official identification card, and impersonation by pretending to be a military personnel.

on January 11, 2024, Abdul pretended to be a member of the Nigerian Army by unlawfully wearing a Nigerian Army camouflage uniform.

Abdul was found with an identity card bearing the distinctive emblem of the Nigerian Army.

The ID card had the name tag “Abdul Umar” with the corporal rank.

He was arrested by the police in the Ijegun area of Lagos State and was arraigned at Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The prosecutor, DSP Thomas Nurudeen, informed the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on January 11, 2024, adding that the alleged offences contravene Sections 411, 79(1)(a) and (b), and 78(a) and (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant’s uniform and fake identification card were admitted into evidence.

He pleaded guilty to the three charges levelled against him.

Magistrate Nwaka ordered that the defendant be remanded in police custody until April 17, 2024, for sentencing.

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