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Adeleke docked for impersonating Nigerian Army officer

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Adeleke docked for impersonating Nigerian Army officer

A magistrate court in Ojo, Lagos, has granted bail to a 27-year-old man, Samuel Adeleke, who was arrested for wearing a military uniform and impersonating an army officer.

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During proceeding, he pleaded not guilty to the two-counts of impersonation leveled against him.

The prosecutor, Inspector Esther Adesulu, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 22 at Illogbo area of Ojo, Lagos.

Adesulu said that Adeleke wore a military camouflage and paraded himself as a military officer, a representation which he knew to be false.

She said that the defendant consequently, conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace.

The offence according to Adesulu, contravened Sections 77 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs D S Odukoya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Odukoya adjourned the case until August 10 for trial.

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