A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun has remanded a 32-year old fake soldier, Abu Jonah who falsely presented himself to be a lieutenant in the Nigerian army in prison custody.
Prosecutor Oladoye Joshua told the court that accused committed the offense between the year 2016 and the 9th day of January 2018.
Joshua said the accused unlawfully had in his possession, Nigerian Army uniform, boots, belt with forged identity cards, name tags and rank.
The Prosecutor said Jonah also collected N180,000 from one Abdulwaheed Yusuf, N100,000 from one Aduragbemi Adebowale, N32,000 from one Jegede Aderemi and N19,000 from one Selore Oluwaseun under the pretense of securing jobs for them at the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps, He added that the offences are contrary to section 465 and punishable under sections 430(1), 467, 484 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002 and also contrary to section 1(1)(c) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offenses Act 2006.
The plea of the accused was not taken.In his ruling, Magistrate O A Ayilare ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till February 2nd, 2018.
Recall that, Three suspects including One Seaman Okonkwo Ebuka Emmanuel, dressed in military uniform to deceive the police on stop and search along Ogwashi-Uku/Ibusa expressway, has been arrested alongside two others Ugochukwu Eludi and Chuks Ogbonna for allegedly stealing a Honda Crosstour saloon vehicle.
According to the PPRO of the Delta State Command, the suspects were heading from Kwale to Asaba on the 30th of January, 2018, when they were intercepted
He said that questions put to the suspects with regards to ownership of the vehicle could not be answered, prompting the officers to search the vehicle where they discovered a wrap of Indian Hemp, two phones, and the vehicle particulars.
The PPRO, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said that call was put across to the number on the vehicle papers, only to discover the vehicle was stolen from one Ogwe Chidiebere in Lagos.