Crime

Police arrests allegedly impersonating soldiers

Three civilians were arraigned in an Ikeja magistrates’ court on Tuesday for allegedly impersonating military personnel.

Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu, 34, Emmanuel Ogar, 31, and Basiru Saleh, 33, are charged with a three-count conspiracy and impersonation charge.

They, on the other hand, have pled not guilty to the charge.

The defendants wore the Nigeria Army camouflage uniform and pretended to be military personnel, according to the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Wasiu Dada.

Dada told the court that the defendants and others still at large committed the crimes on October 22 at around 2 p.m. in Ajah, Lagos.

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He claimed the defendants plotted and unlawfully had military camouflage clothes, boots, and identity cards in their possession, which they could not account for.

According to the prosecutor, the offenses contravene Sections 77, 79(a)(b), and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws of 2015.

Magistrate Emeka Opara set their bail at N50,000 with two sureties in the same amount.

The sureties must be gainfully employed and have proof of two years of tax payments to the Lagos State government, according to Opara.

The case was continued until Dec. 8 for further consideration by the magistrate (NAN).

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