EFCC Arraigns Fake Assistant Commissioner of Police
Days after he was arrested for presenting himself to the Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC, claiming he had been assigned to discreetly investigate staff of the Corporation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 arraigned one Kunle Adeshola, a fake Assistant Commissioner of Police who also claim to hold a doctorate degree from the University of Jos, before Justice Hussain Baba of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja.
He was docked on a 7- count charge bordering on Impersonation, forgery and obtaining under false pretence.
The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him, prompting the
prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir to ask for a trial date, while urging the court to remand the accused person in prison custody.
However, the defence counsel, Yemi Akinseye, prayed the court to admit the accused person to bail, stressing that the charges preferred against him are bailable. He assured that the accused will be available to face his trial.
One of the charges reads, “that you Kunle Adeshola “M” sometimes between May and October, 2013 in Abuja, in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory falsely pretended to hold the office of an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with staff identity card no. EFCC: 073, as a public servant and in such assumed character held out yourself to the Director General and staff of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation under colour of such office and thereby committed an offence
punishable under section 132 of the Penal Code Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990”
Justice Baba granted the accused bail in the sum of two million naira, a surety in like sum who must be a civil servant of the rank of deputy director in the federal service, and resident in Abuja.
The accused person is to be remanded in prison custody until he perfects the bail terms. The case was adjourned to November 29, 2013 for hearing.
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