Abuja – A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT on Thursday ordered a 38-year-old ex-policeman, Philip Maikeffi, charged with impersonation to be of good behaviour.
Maikeffi had pleaded guilty and begged for leniency, while the judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko ordered him to be of good behaviour within six months, starting from Dec. 3.
Kagarko said if Maikeffi was brought to court again, he would face the consequences.
He also ordered that the police identity card, still with Maikeffi, be destroyed immediately.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Umoh Inah, told the court that a team of policemen posted to A.Y.A., Asokoro, Abuja arrested Maikeffi on Nov. 26 while on patrol.
He said that while the policemen were conducting a “stop and search” at Asokoro, they intercepted Maikeffi and questioned him.
According to him Maikeffi presented a police identity card, claiming to be a policeman.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Inah said during police investigation, it was discovered that the identity card was forged, while police investigations revealed that the convict was dismissed from the Police Force in 2004.
He also said that the convict was using the identity card to prevent being arrested by security agents.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of Section 132 of the Penal Code. (NAN)