The Lagos State Mobile Court has sentenced a fake soldier, identified as Kabiru Mohammed, aged 25 years old to six weeks’ imprisonment for assault and impersonation.
The sentence was carried out by Magistrate Oyebimbola Adelakun
NEWSNAIJA learned the 25-year-old attacked officials of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit after an enforcement exercise.
Operatives of the agency were reportedly coming from the operation with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded in three trucks when Mohammed, whose commercial motorcycle was also impounded, mobilized villains and attacked the team with weapons, including stones, bottles, and iron rods.
Shola Jejeloye, who is the Chairman of the task force, said Mohammed was arrested alongside his motorcycle painted in military camouflage around the Airport Bus-stop on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Jejeloye, said, “The fake soldier was arrested after the attack and during the investigation at our office, it was discovered that he was an impersonator.
“The man later confessed to having only claimed to be a soldier to retrieve his impounded commercial motorcycle and that he painted his motorcycle in Nigerian Army camouflage to evade arrest from security agents while engaging in commercial activities on restricted routes.”
Mohammed was prosecuted on three counts bordering on assault, conduct likely to cause a breach of the public peace, and impersonation.
He pleaded guilty to the charges.
Following his plea, Magistrate Adelakun sentenced him to six weeks in jail with an option of a fine of N40, 000.
The task force chairman urged members of the public to stop impersonating security agents to commit crimes, saying anyone caught would be dealt with in accordance with the law.