Man, 48, Bags 3 Months Jail For Impersonation



An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, has sentenced a 48-year-old man, NakKinakah, to three months imprisonment for impersonation and N2million fraud.

The convict had claimed to be a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on one and that of the Presidency on the other hand.

He was also found guilty of collecting about N2million from five youths under the pretext that he will secure employment for them.

Kinakah of Jaji Street, Kubwa, was convicted under Sections 179, 366 and 321 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, DSP BabajideOlanipekun, told the court that on July 5, 2016, one  Oduwuyiwa O. Grace of Jaji street Kubwa, Abuja complained at the Kubwa police station, that sometimes in August 2015 within the FCT, Kinakah with the aid of an NNPC identity card strongly believed to have been forged paraded and presented himself  to AnferaOkeohuwapo, EbimoIgbosi, Agesi Emmanuel, FrankaBakang  and Ben Ezihe, all of Kubwa in Abuja.

The prosecutor also said that the accused person claimed to be a staff of NNPC and  working with Presidency, which he used to fraudulently deceived the  nominal complainants  into believing he could facilitate or secure employment for them.

He added that  the accused person forged document and undated document “notice for training program” Purportedly issued by Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in favour of DumuyiwaOlawunmi Grace and other unsuspecting members of the public to the tune of about 2 million Naira.

Babajide added that, in course of investigation, several curriculum vitaes (CVs) of different persons were recovered from him.

When the charges were read to the accused person, he pleaded guilty and consequently was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on each allegation with the option of N10,000 fine on each allegation.



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