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Monday, 21 May 2018

@News Africa: Dismissed Policeman lands in court for impersonating ASP


Dismissed Policeman lands in court for impersonating ASP
A 35-year-old man confirmed to have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force, Abdulmalik Makong, was on Monday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Superintendent of Police (ASP).
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 2 at Tolu Divisional Police Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos.
He alleged that Makong, a resident in Adamawa, who was dismissed from the Nigeria Police for over four years, has been parading himself as a DSP. Dismissed Policeman lands in court for impersonating ASP
Unuigbe narrated that; “While trying to stop the arrest of some prostitutes, he introduced himself to the Divisional Police Officer as a DSP attached to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
“When he was searched, a police warrant card, bearing the rank of an Assistant Superintendent with two stars was found on him.”
Unuigbe said further questioning revealed that the accused attended the Police Academy, but was dismissed for smoking hemp.
The offence contravened Section 77 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section stipulates three years in jail on conviction.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.A. Ojo, admitted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and they must be gainfully employed with an evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the case until July 2 for mention.

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