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Man bags 15 months jail for impersonating DSP

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.

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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.

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