The Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, located in Ado Ekiti, has adjourned the case involving Isiaka Yinusa, a 24-year-old man accused of impersonating a member of the Nigeria Police Force. The new hearing date for the case has been scheduled for October 3rd.
Magistrate Olatomiwa Daramola, presiding over the case, has granted bail to the defendant, with the bail amount set at N50,000, which is to be paid in a similar sum. Additionally, the defendant is required to swear an affidavit of means as part of the bail conditions.
During the court proceedings held on Wednesday, the police prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adejare, made allegations against the defendant, asserting that he had portrayed himself as a genuine police officer.”
The charge read, “The defendant, on September 10th, 2023, around 11:35 a.m, at Ifaki Ekiti in Ido Ekiti Magisterial District, did intent to be taken to be a member of the Nigerian Police Force, have in possession police shoulder flap and also conduct himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace in a public place.”
Adejare said, “The offences are punishable under Sections 90(b) and 181(1)(d) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.”
The prosecutor informed the court that he would gather his witnesses for the upcoming adjourned date.
Upon hearing the charges read and explained to him, the defendant asserted his comprehension but entered a plea of not guilty.
The defendant’s counsel, Aduni Olanipekun, appealed to the court to grant her client bail with lenient conditions, expressing her readiness to furnish a substantial surety for the defendant.