The case of 24-year-old Isiaka Yinusa, who is accused of impersonating a member of the Nigeria Police Force, has been postponed till October 3 for hearing by the Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, which is located in Ado Ekiti.
Magistrate Olatomiwa Daramola gave the defendant bail in the amount of N50,000 in the same amount, with the condition that he swear to an affidavit of means.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adejare, charged the defendant with impersonating a police officer during the court proceedings on Wednesday.
The charge stated that the defendant “did intend to be taken to be a member of the Nigerian Police Force on September 10, 2023 around 11:35 a.m. at Ifaki Ekiti in Ido Ekiti Magisterial District, did have in possession police shoulder flap and also conduct himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace in a public place.”
According to Sections 90(b) and 181(1)(d) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021, the offenses are punishable, according to Adejare.
The prosecutor informed the court that he would call his witnesses at the following postponed date.
The defendant claimed to grasp the charge after it was explained to him and pled not guilty.
Aduni Olanipekun, the defendant’s attorney, pleaded with the court to grant her client a generous bond, adding, “I am ready to provide a substantial surety for the defendant.”