Man jailed 12 months for impersonating soldier


Kabusa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old man, Kennedy Elijah, to 12 months’ imprisonment for impersonating a soldier.

The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, summarily sentenced Mr Elijah after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

The judge, however, gave him the option of a N100,000 fine or 12 months’ imprisonment.

The convict of Kurudumi ll, Asokoro, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of personating as a public servant and giving false information to mislead the police.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, S. O. Osho, told the court that a team of policemen attached to the Asokoro Police Station on patrol arrested the convict at a black spot within the area.

Mr Osho told the court that the convict lied to the police that he was a serving soldier in Plateau State with the rank of lieutenant.

According to him, the offence contravened the Penal Code. 


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