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Police arraign `mad man’ for impersonation


ABUJA – The Police on Wednesday, arraigned a 22-year-old labourer, Abubakar Abbas in a Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Wuse Abuja, for alleged impersonation.

Abbas, who resides at Gwagwalada, Abuja, was accused of wearing a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) uniform when he was arrested.

He was later identified by his brothers who claimed that the accused was insane.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Francis Tanko, told the court that on Oct. 23, at about 5.50 p.m. a patrol team of policemen arrested and brought Abbas to Wuse Police Station.

He said that Abbas was arrested on Herbert Macaulay Way, Wuse, Abuja wearing NYSC uniform, thereby impersonating as a corps member, contrary to the provision of Section 132 of the Penal Code Law.

When the charge was read to him, the accused kept mute, neither pleading guilty or not guilty.

In spite of that, the prosecutor prayed the court to grant him a date to open his case against the accused.

The Magistrate, Mr Aliyu Shafa granted the accused bail of N50, 000 and a reasonable surety in like sum.

Shafa said the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

He also ordered Abbas’ relatives to provide the medical certificate confirming his mental status on or before the next adjourned date.

The magistrate adjourned the matter till Jan. 12, 2015 for hearing (NAN)

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