A man, Ayomide Olorundare, was on Monday bailed in the sum of N1 million on the orders of a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged imperson­ation of a policeman and extortion of N12,000 from a motorist.
The 43-year-old is fac­ing a two-count charge of impersonation and fraud. Olorundare, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mr Omolaja Kazeem, said the accused must provide two responsible sureties in like sum.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Philip Osijiale, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 24 at about 10am at Thomas Estate, Ajah, Lagos.
He said the accused, who posed as a police of­ficer attached to Ajah Di­visional Police headquar­ters, unlawfully obtained N12,000 from a motorist, Mr David Udumukwu.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused also hand­cuffed the motorist.
The offences contra­vened Sections 77 and 312 of the Criminal Law of La­gos State, 2015 (as amend­ed). Section 77 stipulates four years imprisonment for impersonating mem­bers of the Armed Forces or the Police, while Section 312 prescribes 15 years for obtaining by false pre­tence.
The case was adjourned until April 19 for mention. - The Authority