Nigeria's President and candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan speaks with his running mate and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015 . The February 14 vote is expected t ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR
Lagos - A 45-year-old man, Lukuman
Ajibola, was on Thursday in Lagos docked at an Ebute Meta Chief
Magistrates' Court for alleged impersonation.
The accused, of no fixed address, is facing a charge of
impersonating as an agent of the Action Alliance (AA) political party during
last Saturday’s polls.
The prosecutor, Insp. Moses Okuiomose, had earlier told the
court that the accused committed the offence on March 30, at Awori College
Collation Centre, Ojo, a suburb of Lagos.
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Okuiomose said that security operatives attached to the
election results’ collation centre arrested the accused after they had
discovered that Ajibola had impersonated as an agent of the Action
Alliance party there.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 378
of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
It is reports that Section 378(1)
says that any person who, with intent to defraud another, falsely represents
himself to be some other person, living or dead, is guilty of a felony, and is
liable to imprisonment for three years.
Ajibola , however, denied the charge.
Magistrate O.O. Olatunji granted the accused bail in the sum
of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He then adjourned the case till May, 6 for mention.