Man to serve 3 yrs jail term for impersonating air force Military officer in Yola

Upper Area Court II sitting in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday sentenced a 24 year old Jaafaru Usman to 3 years imprisonment without option of fine for impersonating as a personnel of Nigeria Airforce.

Jaafaru Usman, an indigene of Gwaza Local Government Area, Borno state, was caught fully dressed in a military uniform with the rank of last corporal along Legend Club, a popular joint in Jimeta Yola.

NEWS PLATFORM learnt that the convict who was arrested on the 1st July, 2020, identified himself as a personnel of the Nigeria Airforce serving in Maiduguri, Borno state.

He was apprehended by the men of the Nigeria Airforce Yola, and found to be an impostor after investigation. He was later handed over to the police for further questioning and prosecution.

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The convict was later charged to court over allegation of impersonation contrary to section 145 sub (2) of Adamawa state penal law 2018.

But when the charge sheet was read and explained to him in a language he understands, the then accused and now convict pleaded guilty to the commission of the offence.

Thereafter, the prosecution, Sergeant N. Hinga, called one witness who corroborated the plea of the then defendant and now convict.

After evaluating all the evidences tendered in court coupled with the plea of the defendant, the court presided over by Honourable Dan John, declared that the accused was found guilty as charged and sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment without option of fine and with no compensation awarded.

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