Osun Police Arraign Fake Soldiers


Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Osun State Police Command yesterday arraigned two fake soldiers, Abolaji Gabriel, 35, and Samuel Mathew, 20, before the state Magistrate Court in Osogbo over alleged impersonation.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegu, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on August 16, 2020, at about 10 p.m. at old garage area in Osogbo

Elisha alleged that the defendants did commit felony to wit unlawful possession and wearing of a complete Nigeria Army uniform.

He further informed the court that the defendants did attempt to commit robbery.

The prosecutor stated that the offence committed by the defendants is contrary to and punishable under section 516,109,428(d) and 599 of the criminal code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002

The two defendants pleaded not guilty to the allegation slammed against them by the police

The defence counsel, Bola Abimbola, applied for bail for the accused persons in most liberal and affordable term, promising that they will provide reliable sureties and will never jump bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Abayomi Ajala grant the defendants bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum, thereby adjourning the case till September 29 for hearing.