Fake soldier bags six weeks’ jail term

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A Lagos mobile court has sentenced a fake soldier, Kabiru Mohammed, to six weeks imprisonment for assault and impersonation.

Chairman of the state Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Shola Jejeloye said Mohammed was arrested on Friday by operatives of the task force after he assaulted their members at Airport bus stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

According to Jejeloye, the fake soldier’s commercial motorcycle was painted in military camouflage colours.

He said the operatives of the agency were coming from a monitoring and enforcement operation with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded in three trucks when the fake soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded, mobilised other miscreants and attacked the team with stones, bottles and iron rods.

Magistrate Oyebimbola Israel Adelakun, who presided over the matter same day, sentenced Mohammed, 25, to six weeks in jail with N40,000 as an option of fine.

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