A Sharia Court in Minna has sentenced a man, Mohammed Shehu, to one month imprisonment for impersonation.
The judge, Ahmed Bima, had convicted Shehu on a count charge of impersonation, and reserved sentence until Thursday.
Shehu pleaded guilty to impersonating a staff of the Niger State Environmental Protection Agency (NISEPA) to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, in contravention of Section 364 of the Penal Code.
He pleaded for leniency.
The prosecutor, Insp. Cletus Ibrahim, had told the court that Mr Temitope Idowu, a staff of NISEPA, caught Shehu parading himself as a NISEPA staff and defrauding members of the public.
Ibrahim said that Idowu arrested and brought Shehu to the Kpakungu Police Station on April 2.
Following Shehu’s guilty plea, the prosecutor urged the court to try him summarily in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.