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Court jails politician for impersonating Bauchi State Governor’s aide

| May 15, 2014 More

An FCT Chief Magistrates’ Court in Karu on Wednesday sentenced a politician, Babangida Ajiya, to 30 days imprisonment for impersonating the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to Bauchi State Governor.

Ajiya, 35, of Baga Street, Bauchi, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Hadiza Dodo on a five-count charge of forgery and impersonation of a public servant.

Dodo sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the allegations brought against him by the police.

“The convict carefully listened to the charges contained in the First Information Report (FIR) and admitted same. I hereby try him summarily.

“In order to serve as deterrent to other offenders out there, the convict is to spend 30 days in prison or pay the sum of N2,000 as fine,” the magistrate said.

The prosecutor, Sgt Mohammed Garba, earlier told the court that the case was reported at the police station by one Mohammed Dalhatu of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Abuja, on May 6.

Garba said that the convict introduced himself as the SSA to the Governor on Political and Chieftaincy Affairs.

He said the convict presented forged complimentary and identity cards bearing his name as genuine to Dalhatu.

Garba said the complainant initially agreed to the terms of the contract offered the convict but later suspected foul play and investigation revealed that he was not an aide to the governor.

He said the complainant alerted the police after the discovery which led to the convict’s arrest and charge to court.

The prosecutor stated that during police investigation, the convict accepted to have committed the crime and the forged identity and complimentary cards were recovered from him.

He further stated that the offences contravened the Penal Code. (NAN)

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