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2 suspected fake policemen docked in Osogbo

Two men, who allegedly  posed as police officers to commit fraud, were on Monday arraigned  before an Osogbo Senior Magistrates’ Court. 

The two, Semiu Adebayo  and Kasali Wasiu, were arraigned  for fraudulently obtaining money under false pretext.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Elisha Olusegun, told the court that the accused  conspired and committed the offence  on Dec.  1, 2012, at  30, Ibokun Road, Osogbo. 

Olusegun  said  Adebayo and Wasiu  presented themselves as a police officers serving with the Police Zone XI  Headquarters in Osogbo.

He said the duo  collected  N200,000 from one Muibi Gbadamosi under  the pretext of  buying a motor vehicle for him.  

The prosecutor said the duo promised to  buy the vehicle for the victim from the car auction market of the force headquarters.

He said the accused,  however,  vanished after collecting the money from their victim only to be apprehended in May. 

The offence committed, he said, was contrary to sections 516, 418, 484, 383 (1) and punishable under sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.  

The accused   pleaded not guilty to the charges and their counsel, Mrs Nnena Ngwu,  applied for their bail. 

Senior Magistrate Olusola Aluko  granted the accused bail  in the sum of  N100,000 each with two sureties  in like sum.  

Aluko added that the sureties must reside within the court’s   jurisdiction and provide evidence of tax payment with two clear passport photographs.  

The case was adjourned to July 27 for hearing. (NAN) 


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