A 32-year-old man, Manasseh Danjuma, who impersonated a Deputy Superintendent of Police has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Danjuma, who was docked before a magistrate court in Abuja for impersonation, pleaded guilty when the first information report was read to him.
The police prosecutor, Donatus Abah, told the court that on May 21 officers attached to Utako Divisional Police Headquarters, Abuja while on a surveillance duty under Berger junction bridge, Wuse, Abuja, stopped the convict, of Unguwar Dutse, Nasarawa State with a Camry car with tinted glass.
The court was told that upon enquiry to know who he was, the convict introduced himself as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and an Admin Officer in charge of ACCOS unit, Operation Department in the FCT Police Command.
However, during investigation, it was discovered that he impersonated a DSP serving with the FCT Police Command. He was also said to have confessed to the crime during investigation.
Upon his plea, the magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed of Wuse Zone 6 Magistrate Court sentenced him to 15 months imprisonment without an option of fine.