Man,45, docked over alleged impersonation during election

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LAGOS – A 45-year-old man, Lukuman Ajibola,  was on Thursday in Lagos  docked at an Ebute Meta Chief for alleged impersonation.

accused, no fixed address, is facing a charge impersonating as an agent Action Alliance (AA) political party during last Saturday’s polls.

prosecutor, Insp. Moses Okuiomose, had earlier told that accused committed the offence on March 30, at Awori College Collation Centre, Ojo, a suburb Lagos.

Okuiomose said that operatives attached to election  results’ collation centre arrested accused after they had discovered that  Ajibola  had impersonated as an agent Action Alliance party there.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 378 of the Criminal Law of , 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.

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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. (NAN)
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