2 men charged with im­per­son­at­ing ICPC of­fi­cials

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

Two men - Ari­fayan Oluwa­toyin and Daramola So­lape - who al­legedly pos­sessed some ICPC kits and uni­forms un­law­fully, were on Tues­day brought be­fore an Ado Ek­iti Chief Mag­is­trates’ Court.

The ac­cused - Oluwa­toyin, 45, and So­lape, 55 - are fac­ing a charge of im­per­son­ation.

Po­lice Pros­e­cu­tor Caleb Ler­anmo al­leged that the ac­cused com­mit­ted the of­fence on July 29 at 9.20 a.m. at Fa­juyi area of the state cap­i­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ac­cused had in their pos­ses­sion some kits and uni­forms of the In­de­pen­dent Cor­rupt Prac­tices Com­mis­sion, prop­erty of the Na­tional Anti-Cor­rup­tion Vol­un­teer Corps.

Ler­anmo said the men were also caught wear­ing ICPC jack­ets, thereby im­per­son­at­ing ICPC of­fi­cials.

The of­fence con­tra­vened Sec­tion 109 (a) and 430 of the Crim­i­nal Code, Laws of Ek­iti State 2012.

The pros­e­cu­tor ap­plied for a date of ad­journ­ment to en­able him to study the case file and as­sem­ble his three wit­nesses.

The ac­cused, how­ever, pleaded not guilty and their lawyer, Mr Simeon Ojo, urged the court to grant them bail, promis­ing they will not jump bail.

In his rul­ing, the Chief Mag­is­trate, Mr Ades­oji Adeg­boye, granted the duo bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two re­spon­si­ble sureties each in­clud­ing a civil ser­vant.

He ad­journed the case un­til Aug. 21 for hearing. (NAN)

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