Two Men ‘Impersonate’ Army, Police Officers


A Badagry Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded Shile Musa, 30, in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing and parading himself as an army corporal at a Mammy Market in Badagry.

Magistrate Patrick Adekomaiya adjourned till July 15 for review of the facts of the case and sentencing.

Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Akpan Nkem said Musa committed the offence on July 4 around 7:45 p.m. at a restaurant in a Mammy Market at Ibereko, Badagry.

The prosecutor said the defendant stole a Tecno K7 phone worth N38,000, a property of Evelyn Augustine

“He also paraded himself as a corporal in the Nigeria Army which he knew to be false.

Also on Tuesday, Isaac Onyemaechi, 65, was paraded by the Commissioner of Police (CP) Zubairu Muazu for impersonating an ASP and threatening to close down illegal hospital.

Muazu said Onyemaechi went to a hospital, posed as an ASP and threatened to call for the hospital’s closure with intent to defraud its director.

Onyemaechi said: “We were two. Clement Okwuegbueze escaped when police arrested me. He is a real obtainer a.k.a 419. The hospital we went to is at Buratali Street in Lagos. We told the proprietor of the hospital, Dr. Waidi that we would assist him to procure genuine papers that would help him to be operating without fear of being harassed by any law enforcement agent.

“I was dismissed as an ASP for corrupt practices; now I have been arrested again for impersonating an ASP.” [THE NATION]


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