Yesterday Wednesday, 4 October, 2017, in the Ikeja Magistrates Court in Lagos Mainland, A 50 year old man Rotimi Ajakaye, was charged with extortion and impersonation under pretense of being a policeman.
The persecuting officer, Clement Okuoimose mentioned to the court that the accused who resides in Agege area of Lagos, committed the offence on Sept. 25 at Ayobo, Lagos Mainland, after posing as an officer of the Law from Ikeja division, extorting traders in the Hausa Community.
The accused extorted the sum of N53,000 from the traders and when asked to identify himself as a police officer, he had nothing to show afterwhich he later confessed that he is not a policeman.
The accused pleaded not guilty during his appearance before the court. The offenses contravened Sections 67 and 78 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 78 prescribes a three-year jail term for impersonation.
The Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu, gave the ruling that the accused remain behind bars pending the sentence. The case was adjourned until Oct. 6.