7 MEN CHARGE FOR PRETENDING TO BE MEMBERS OF NIGERIA ARMY

The Nigerian police on Friday, November 22nd charge seven men before  Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for proved  conspiring and pretending to be a members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

The accusers are, Ndidi Ohuchukwu, 27; Owolabi Adeyemi, 47; David Olufemi, 47; Samuel Iseyin, 41; Emeka Ibe, 31; Samuel Anochime, 36; and Stephen Ebedot, 37.

The accusers, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the Police Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, the accusers plot and describe themselves as military men by wearing full Nigerian Army Camouflage, a representation they knew to be false.

According to lindaikejisblog.com.; Ayorinde proved  that the accusers committed the offences with others still at large on Sept. 10 about 6.30 p.m. in Ikotun, Lagos.

“The accusers  were apprehended when they could not give satisfactory ownership of the camouflage uniforms in their possession,” he said.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, grant the accusers bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The charge offences contravene Sections 77(a)(b) and 411 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised). Impersonating armed forces attracts three years jail term, while conspiracy is punishable with two Years imprisonment upon conviction.  The Magistrate adjourned the case until Dec. 11 for mention.

Compiled by Egbe Buduzhi

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