Man remanded in prison for impersonating Army Lieutenant

BY DANIA ONOZURE

LAGOS — A 24-year-old man, Michael Lawrence Oguezi, was Thursday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly impersonating a Nigerian Army Lieutenant and also robbing belongings worth about N7million.

Oguezi, who was arraigned before Magistrate Oshodi Makanju, is facing an eight-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, stealing, forgery and impersonation

He was said to have conspired with others now at large, while armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, to rob one Honda Civic Saloon car with registration PQ 687KJA, one ATM card of Keystone Bank, one ATM card of GTBank Plc and one ATM card of First Bank, belonging to one Ola Taiwo.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Samson Ekikere, told the court that Oguezi and others committed the said crime on January 21, 2013, at about 3pm at Harold Shodipo Street, GRA, in Ikeja area of Lagos.

Ekikere also alleged that on January 8,2013, at about 3.30pm, at Marina Road in Apapa area of Lagos, while Oguezi was armed with gun and other dangerous weapons, rob Shangai Eclon saloon car with registration CD 1141,

Ekikere added that the sus-pect on November 25, 2012, Oguezi and others now at large, on the same day, imp- ersonated by wearing the Nigerian Army uniform, a representation he knew to be fake.

He also stated that the defendant forged the Nigerian Army identity card, adding that in the cause of the criminal activities, impersonated by representing  himself as a Nigerian Lieutenant.

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