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Security man arraigned for allegedly impersonating police officer


Lagos Magistrate Court, Igbosere

A 32-year old security man, Jerry Garuba, was yesterday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court sitting in Igbosere, for allegedly impersonating a serving police officer attached to Elemoro Police Station.
Garuba, a resident of No.14 Oke Awori Ajah, was arraigned on a three-count charge brought against him by the Police.
His offence bordered on impersonation, unlawful police camouflage and stealing of phones.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 15, 2019, at General Paint, Ajah area of Lagos State.
He added that the defendant disguised as a serving member of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Elemoro Police Station by wearing a Nigeria Police Force uniform.
According to him, “the defendant was found in possession of Nigerian Police Force uniform camouflage, one Infinix X627 smartphone, one Itel phone and one Tecno phone.”
He further told the court that the defendant also allegedly stole Gionee phone, Infinix hot phone and one power bank and that his  offence is punishable under Section 380, 329 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge read to him before Magistrate Mrs, M.O Ope-Agbe, who subsequently admitted him to bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.
The magistrate also ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed, show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State government and a verified home address.
The court thereafter adjourned the case till January 14, for mention.

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