A 49-year-old man, Daniel Ibrahim, was on Tuesday sentenced to 10 months imprisonment by an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for parading himself as a policeman.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the convict committed the crime on April 2, at about 8:00 am at Uhen community in Benin.
Oluwaseun said that the convict terrorised members of the community and compelled a native doctor to prepare a charm for him, to retrieve his lost rifle.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 109 (B) of the Criminal Code cap 48, VoI. II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 as applicable in Edo.
The convict had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of impersonation and begged the court for leniency.
The Chief Magistrates’, Mrs C.E Oghuma, sentenced Ibrahim to ten months imprisonment with no option of fine.