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Court Jails Fake Military Personnel For Assaulting A Taskforce Personnel In Lagos State
Court Jails Fake Military Personnel For Assaulting A Taskforce Personnel In Lagos State

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A Mobile Court sitting in Oshodi, Lagos State sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in prison with an option of a fine for assault and impersonation.

The man identified as Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20.

He was nabbed at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle which had the colors of the of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), Taofeek Adebayo, said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way.

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The statement reads: “Operatives of the agency were coming from a monitoring and enforcement operation with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded into three of the Agency’s trucks before the fake Soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded on restricted routes, mobilised other miscreants and attacked the team with dangerous weapons such stones, bottles and iron-rod.”

Shola Jejeloye, Chairman of the task force, explained: “The fake soldier was arrested after the attack and during investigation at our office, it was discovered that he was an impersonator.”

Mohammed was charged with three counts bordering on assault, conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace and impersonation. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Following his plea, Magistrate Adelakun sentenced him to six weeks in jail with an option of a fine of N40,000.

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