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Court Remands Leader of #EndSARS Protest in Osun for Alleged Impersonation

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrate’s Court has ordered the remand of a 40-year-old man, Emmanuel Oluwaseun Adebisi, for alleged impersonation.

Adebisi on last Monday led a #EndSARS protest to the State House of Assembly before he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly impersonating the Nigerian Army and receiving accolades on that basis.

During his arraignment on Monday, the DSS Prosecutor, Ben.O Nweke, told the court that Adebisi allegedly making a false attestation in a document titled “Memorandum of Understanding”, Referenced Pcc/os/2020/6/2/7 through witnessing and signing in as “Captain Adebisi Emmanuel”.

The Prosecutor further inform the court that tbe accused allegedly paraded himself as captain Adebisi Emmanuel Oluwaseun to deceive officers of Osun State Public Complaint Commissions (Nigeria Ombudsman).

Nweke further accused Adebisi to have dressed and appeared in the garb of the armed forces of Nigeria.

He said the accused committed the offence on June 19, 2020.

The defendant according to the Prosecutor was found in possession of accoutrements of the armed forces of Nigeria, at his residence located at the Ile-Idande Area,Ayekale Osogbo, on December 9, 2020.

He said that the alleged offence contravened Section S. 467, S. 484, S.109 and S.428 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.2, law of Osun state of Nigeria, 2002.

But, Adebisi pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against him.

Defence Counsel, Barrister A.C Olaniyi, applied for his bail in the most liberal term assuring the court that his client would not jump bail if granted, adding the accused was ready to face his trial.

Ruling on the matter, the magistrate, F. I Omisade turned down the oral bail application made by the Counsel, ordering him to come forward with the formal bail application.

He , thereafter, adjourned the case till December 21, 2020.

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