Abuja – A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT on Wednesday sentenced a hotelier, Hyelamada Sallu, 37, to three weeks imprisonment for impersonating a policeman.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave the convict, who residing at Mararaba in Nasarawa State, an option of N5,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mr Urum Otu, told court that a team of policemen attached to the Asokoro Police Station arrested Sallu on Nov. 9.
According to him, the team was led by one Insp. Garba Adamu.
Otu noted said that while the team was on “stop and search” at Asokoro, they stopped Sallu and asked for his identity card.
He said that Sallu presented a forged identity card and introduced himself as police personnel.
The prosecutor, however, said that Sallu confessed to not being a policeman during investigation.
He also said the offence contravened Section 132 of the Penal Code.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sallu, who pleaded guilty begged for leniency. (NAN)