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Man bags four-month jail term over impersonation in Lagos

A LAGOS Mobile Court on Friday, sentenced a man identified as Gbadeyinka Kola, to four-month jail term for impersonating Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC).

The suspect alongside two others, Gbadeyinka Kola 64, were arraigned before a Lagos State Mobile Court at Bolade-Oshodi on a two-count charge of Breach of Public Peace and Impersonation both punishable under Section 168 (i) (d) and Section 78 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos 2015.

Both were arrested by the Agency, after a tip off by members of the public.

Also, another suspect, Kehinde Akinmoyero, is now at large.

However, Ilesanmi pleaded not guilty to both charges and his case was subsequently adjourned till 23rd of September while Kola who pleaded guilty to both counts was sentenced to four months imprisonment without an option of fine.

The Corps Marshal of the Agency CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd) who spoke at the Agency’s Command Headquarters, Bolade-Oshodi, said, ‘‘the trio portrayed themselves to be LAGESC personnel popularly known as KAI by arresting a victim for open urination around Abiola Garden Ojota’’.

She explained that a concerned citizen alerted the Agency of the illegal activities perpetrated by the suspects after arresting a man for open urination and subsequently demanded for money before he could be released.

The Corps Marshal further dsclosed that the Intelligence Unit of the Agency were immediately mobilised to track and arrest the impersonators.

Mrs. Akinpelu therefore advised members of the public to be wary of fake persons who are out to engage in illegal activities of extorting innocent citizens by impersonating the Agency.

She reminded Lagosians to also avoid open defecation and other environmental infractions, noting that real LAGESC personnel who are always properly dressed with their name tags attached to their uniforms are out to ensure that all the nooks and crannies of the State is free of any form of environmental nuisances.

She urged members of the public to report any form of illegal activities by any persons to Agency for necessary action.

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