Fake soldier gets 6 weeks jail for assault, impersonation | Dailytrust

Fake soldier gets 6 weeks jail for assault, impersonation

A Lagos State mobile court sitting in Oshodi has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Kabir Mohammed, to  six weeks for assaulting operatives of the state taskforce.

Magistrate Oyebimbola Israel Adelakun, who presided over the matter, sentenced the accused, Kabiru Mohammed, to six weeks in jail with N40, 000 fine  after he pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against him by the prosecutor.

The convict was brought before the court on a three-count charge bordering on assault, conduct likely to cause breach of peace and impersonation.

He pleaded guilty to all the three-count charges.

Chairman of the enforcement unit of State Environmental and Special Offences Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, said the convict was apprehended while he was riding on his commercial motorcycle painted in army camouflage colours after he had assaulted members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport bus stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Jejeloye said the operatives of the agency were returning from a monitoring and enforcement operation with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded into three of their trucks when the fake soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded, mobilised other miscreants and attacked the team with weapons.

He said the impostor, along with other hoodlums, pelted the team with stones, bottles and iron-rod.

“The fake soldier was subsequently arrested after the attack and during interrogation at our office it was discovered that he was an impersonator.

“The man later confessed to having only claimed to be a soldier in order to retrieve his impounded commercial motorcycle and that he painted his motorcycle with Nigerian Army camouflage to evade arrest from security agents while engaging in commercial activities on restricted routes,’ the chairman added.