48-year-old fake soldier, Ismaila to spend 90days in Jail

Category: Crime | Posted date: 2018-08-07 13:29:12 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News


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A 48-year-old man, Hamza Ismaila has been convicted by a Minna Magistrate Court for parading himself as a soldier and to spend 3 months in jail.


48-year-old fake soldier, Ismaila to spend 90days in Jail

A 48-year-old man, Hamza Ismaila has been convicted by a Minna Magistrate Court for parading himself as a soldier and to spend 3 months in jail.


The man who was tried for wearing Nigerian Army camouflage, T-shirt and trouser, Ismaila pleaded guilty to the charge and begged for leniency. 


Magistrate Fati Auna, who handed down the judgment, however, gave the convict an option of N50, 000 fine.


The offence was said to have violated Section 133 of the Penal Code.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor John Steven told the court that a team of policemen on surveillance duty on Minna-Suleja Road arrested the accused on July 14.


He said during investigation it was discovered that he was not a member of the Nigerian Army.


According to him, Ismaila impersonated and parading himself as a soldier to the people of Lambata in Gurara Local Government Area and its environs.

Source: The Nation

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