Seafarer arraigned for impersonation

arrested man with handcuff

A 32-year-old merchant naval personnel identified as Ayo Friday was on Monday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly parading himself as an official of the Nigerian Navy.

Friday is facing a one-count charge of impersonation.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Olusegun Kokoye told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 23, 2018 at about 5pm by Festac First Gate.

According to him, the offence is punishable under section 380 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

Magistrate L.Y Balogun granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety. The surety must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case till May 10, 2018 for mention.