Fake policeman with DIG’s letterhead, pistol remanded



A 29-year-old unemployed man, Sammar Abdurasak, has been remanded in Kirikiri prison by an Ikeja magistrates’ court, after he pleaded guilty to impersonating a police officer.


The prosecutor, Donjor Perezi, told the court that a police patrol team caught Abdulrazak when they responded to a distress call.


He added that when they got to the scene, they found the accused wearing a police uniform and beating up a man.


“They were taken to the police station and it was discovered that the accused is a fake police officer.


“The police found in his possession a Deputy Inspector General of Police letterhead, a stamped identification card, a cadet form and a pistol,” he said.


The chief magistrate, Mrs O. A. Layinka, remanded  Abdurasak in Kirikiri Prisons after he pleaded guilty to the two-count charge and adjourned the case till July 21.


The accused, who resides in Alabukun area of Festac Town, is facing a two-count charge of impersonation and unlawful possession of arms.


The offences contravenes Sections 78 (a), (b) and 328 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.



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