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Man, 26, docked for impersonating Custom boss

  The police in Lagos have arraigned a 26-year-old man, Alao Christian Akojimi before an Igbosere Magistrate Court for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Comptroller-General of…

 

The police in Lagos have arraigned a 26-year-old man, Alao Christian Akojimi before an Igbosere Magistrate Court for allegedly impersonating a Deputy Comptroller-General of Custom, Peter Akande.

 Police prosecutor, Inspector Haruna Ibrahim told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the alleged offences on August 12, 2015 at about 9.00am in Lagos.

 Akojime was docked before Magistrate F.F George, on a four-count charge ranging from conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense to impersonation.

 The prosecutor told the court that the accused obtained the sum of N33,000 from one Samuel Eze with the pretence of helping him get recruited into the Nigeria Custom Service.

 

He also alleged that the accused was arrested for impersonating Deputy Comptroller-General of Custom, Peter Akande and advertising cars for auction and sale.

 

The court also heard that the accused obtained money from unsuspecting people under the guise that he is Peter Akande by selling forms for recruitment i to the Custom Service.

 

The prosecutor stated that the offences allegedly committed by the accused are punishable under sections 409, 312, 285 and 378 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

 

He added that section 312 states that a defendant is liable to 15 years imprisonment if convicted of the offence of obtaining by false pretence. 

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Consequently, Magistrate George granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum.

 

She then adjourned the matter till October 2, for mention.

 

 

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