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Ekiti court adjourns alleged fake policeman’s case till October 3



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Magistrate Olatomiwa Daramola granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000 in the like sum and must swear to an affidavit of means.

During proceedings in court on Wednesday, the police prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adejare, accused the defendant of parading himself as a policeman.

The charge read, “The defendant, on 10th September, 2023 around 11:35 a.m, at Ifaki Ekiti in Ido Ekiti Magisterial District, did intent to be taken to be a member of the Nigerian Police Force, have in possession police shoulder flap and also conduct himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace in a public place.”

Adejare, said, “The offences are punishable under Sections 90(b) and 181(1)(d) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.”

The prosecutor told the court that he would assemble his witnesses on the next adjourned date.

When the charge was read and interpreted to the defendant, he claimed to understand the charge but pleaded not guilty.

Counsel to the defendant, Aduni Olanipekun, prayed the court to admit her client to bail in liberal terms, saying, “I am ready to provide a substantial surety for the defendant.”