Dismissed police officer arraigned for impersonation, extortion
A dismissed policeman, Musa Isah, who allegedly impersonated a police officer, is standing trial at an Ikeja Magistrates’Court.
Isah, who lives at No. 8 NPA Quarters, Apapa, Lagos, is charged with impersonation.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, the accused committed the offence on February 16 at 12.10 p.m. at Coconut area of Apapa, Lagos.
He said the accused, who was dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force, posed as a police officer and was caught extorting money from motorists on Coconut Bridge, Apapa.
He said Isah was arrested by a patrol team led by Insp. Francis Igbeyanale of Trinity Division, Apapa.
“He also wore the police uniform when he was arrested.
“The accused had deceived members of the public as he presented himself as a policeman collecting money and doing some illegal duties,” Perezi told the court.
The offence contravened Sections 77 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (Revised)
The accused, under the Criminal Law, is liable to two years imprisonment on conviction.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said the sureties must produce evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the case till May 4 for mention.