A dismissed police officer, 33-year-old Musa Isah, who allegedly impersonated a police officer, is facing trial at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Mr. Isah, who lives at No. 8 N.P.A Quarters, Apapa, Lagos, is charged with impersonation.
According to the prosecutor, Donjor Perezi, the accused committed the offence on February 16 at 12.10 p.m. at Coconut area of Apapa, Lagos.
He alleged that the accused, who was dismissed from the Nigerian Police, posed as a police officer and was caught extorting money from motorists on Coconut Bridge, Apapa.
He said Mr. Isah was arrested by a patrol team led by Francis Igbeyanale of Trinity Division, Apapa.
“He also wore the Nigerian Police uniform when he was arrested.
“The accused had deceived members of the public as he presented himself as a policeman collecting money and doing some illegal duties,” Mr. Perezi, a police sergeant, told the court.
The offence contravened Sections 77 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accused, under the Criminal Law, is liable to imprisonment for two years on conviction.
The Chief Magistrate, O.A. Layinka, admitted the accused to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said the sureties must produce evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the case until May 4 for mention.
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