BY JOSHUA DADA, Osogbo
One Rotimi Oluwadabira, (49) was arraigned before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife over his alleged claim to be a soldier.
He however pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges of impersonation and breach of peace slammed on him by police.
But the police prosecutor, Inspector Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 23, 2020 at about 09:00 am at Idita Palace, Mokuro, Ile-Ife.
Emmanuel said that the defendant appeared and claimed to be a member of Nigerian Army knowing the same to be false representation.
He added that the defendant conducted himself in a manner that may likely cause a total breakdown of law and order when he under the claim to be a member of Nigerian Army oppressed others.
Emmanuel told the court that the offence contravened sections 109 and 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2020.
However, the Defence Counsel, Mr Wonder Okon, pleaded for the bail of the defendant in most liberal terms with the promise that his client would not jump bail, but stand his case.
Magistrate A.A. Adebayo, granted the bail of the defendant in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like amount, adding that the surety must swear to affidavit of means among other bail conditions as he adjourned the case until Oct 19, for hearing.