Lagos – A 29-year-old entertainer, Dare Tijani, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for impersonated an Air Force officer at the Iyana Ipaja Police Station.
Tijani, who resides at No. 17, Kajola Street, Ejigbo, Lagos, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on impersonation and breach of public peace.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Simon Imhonwa, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 13 at about 11.15 a.m. at the Iyana Ipaja Police Station.
Imhonwa said the accused wore the complete uniform of an Air Force officer to the police station in an attempt to intimidate the policemen on duty to release his band instruments that were seized.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“Tijani bragged about his ability to disrupt the activities at the station if his instruments were not released to him.
“He threatened to mobilise fellow Air Force officials to attack the policemen, while shouting and breaching the public peace,” he said.
He said that accused claimed to be an Air Force officer, recruited in 2010 in Kaduna.
The prosecutor said that the Air Force authority had formally indicated that there was no record of the accused employment or dismissal.
He said the offences contravened Sections 77, 78 and 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case till Nov. 23, for trial. (NAN)