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Fake soldier sentenced to 6 weeks in prison assault

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A Lagos mobile court in Oshodi has sentenced a man to six weeks in a Correctional Centre for misconduct and assault.

Kabiru Mohammed, 25, was apprehended in Lagos metropolis for parading himself as a soldier, along with other miscreants. He also painted his motorcycle in army camouflage.

He was convicted for assaulting members of Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit at Airport-Bus stop.

According to a statement by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) unit (Taskforce) Spokesperson, Taofeek Adebayo, the suspect was arrested for mobilising miscreants to attack the team with dangerous weapons, because his motorcycle was impounded for plying restricted routes.

“The operatives of the Agency were coming from a monitoring and enforcement operations with over 150 impounded motorcycles loaded into three of the Agency’s trucks before the fake Soldier, whose commercial motorcycle was among those impounded on restricted routes, mobilised other miscreants and attacked the team with dangerous weapons such stones, bottles and iron-rod,” Mr. Adebayo said.

“The fake Soldier was subsequently arrested after the attack and during investigations at our office it was discovered that he was an impersonator.”

“The man later confessed to having only claimed to be a Soldier in order to retrieve his impounded commercial motorcycle and that he painted his motorcycle with Nigerian Army camouflage in order to evade arrest from security agents while engaging in commercial activities on restricted routes”, he added.

The Kano-born Mohammed, having pleaded guilty before the court, presided by Oyebimbola Israel Adelakun, was handed a six week sentence in jail with an option of N40,000 fine.

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