Fake Army Colonel Remanded In Prison
An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that Afolabi Stephen, 42, be remanded in Mandalla prison yard.
Stephen allegedly impersonated an army Lieutenant Colonel and Senior Magistrate, Ibrahim Dasuki, gave the order after the accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Olorungbon Ayodeji told the court that the case was reported to the Intelligence and Investigations Department through station office of the Kwara state Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Command Headquarters, Ilorin.
Ayodeji said that according to the complainant, ASC Aremu Mayaki, of Offa Division, NSCDC, the accused impersonated an army Lieutenant Colonel in order to extort members of the public.
This he has succeeded in doing with a number of victims already.
Following an investigation, the police found out that the accused was not in the army.
A military jungle hat was found in his car at the point of arrest, which he claimed belonged to his brother, one Olayemi Afolabi, but he is yet to be identified by the military as uniform personnel.
Dasuki adjourned until Dec. 6, for further mention.
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