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Police arraign man for alleged impersonation

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The Police on Tuesday arraigned Victor Ugwu, a 25-year-old unemployed man in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged impersonation.

Ugwu, who resides at Cele area of Lagos, is standing trial for allegedly wearing a military camouflage.

The prosecutor, ASP Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence at Cele Bus-Stop, along Mile 2, Oshodi Expressway, Lagos on Sept. 12, at about 1.30 p.m.

Nwangwu said a team of policemen on patrol arrested him at Cele Bus-Stop wearing the camouflage.

He said the defendant was unable to give a satisfactory explanation about his identity when he was questioned by a team of investigators.

The prosecutor said the alleged offence was in contravention of sections 77 (a), (b), and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Ugwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The defendant went ahead with an oral bail application praying the court to use its discretion to admit him on bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Aje-Afunwa, then adjourned the case until Jan. 16 for further mention.

Edited by Martins Odeh/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore

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