Two unemployed men were arraigned on Friday before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly impersonating a Nigeria Air Force personnel.
The defendants are Lukman Oseni, 25, who lives at 2, Aina St., Ijegun, Lagos, and Kehinde Alabi, 23, a resident of 7, Martins St., Off Oju Elegba, Surulere, Lagos.L
The defendants are alleged of four-count charge of conspiracy, impersonation, unlawful possession of the Nigeria Air Force uniforms and possessing fake identity cards.
The prosecuting lawyer, ASP Clifford Ogu, alleged that the defendants committed the offense on December 21, 2019, at Jakande Estate, Isolo, Lagos.
The prosecutor alleged that a member of the Nigeria Air Force intercepted the first defendant on his way dressed in a Nigeria Air Force camouflage T-shirt and head warmer.
The prosecutor said that when he was questioned, he was unable to identify himself and thereafter searched.
He added that a fake military identity card was found in his pocket during the search.
Prosecutor said that the first defendant, Oseni, said that the second defendant produced the fake military identity cards.
The prosecutor said the offense contravenes Sections 77, 79, 80 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos LState, 2015.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. J.A Adegun, granted the defendants N1million with one guarantor each.
The case was later adjourned till March 24 for mention.