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Man charged for alleged impersonation during election

2015-04-02 22:31
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.


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