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False Soldier Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

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An individual named Lawal Babangida, who was sentenced to six months in prison for impersonating a military official, was found guilty by a Grade I Area Court in Dei-Dei, Abuja, on Thursday. Babangida is 31 years old.

The court has levied charges of extortion, criminal intimidation, impersonation, and fraud against Babangida, a resident of Tungamaji village in Abuja.

On the other hand, the convicted felon pleaded guilty and implored the judge to be lenient.

“My lord, I beg you for pity; I am begging you to pardon me. After this, I will not break the law again, Babangida declared.

Judge Saminu Suleiman of the Area Court then offered the convicted man the chance to pay a fine of N6,000 and cautioned him not to commit any further crimes once he had served his sentence.

The complainant, Usman Zaiyanu of Tomato Junction, Zuba, Abuja, reported the case to the Zuba Police Station on November 11, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Chinedu Ogada, who earlier informed the court.

According to Ogade, the inmate approached the complainant at Zuba Tomato Junction on that same date at approximately 9:30 p.m., posing as a military official.

During police investigations, the defendant allegedly confessed to criminally threatening the complainant and stealing his cell phone and N10,000 in cash, according to the prosecution.

In his opinion, the crime violated three sections of the Penal Code: 132, 321,, and 292.

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