Abdul Hassan, a civil servant with the Nigerian Communications Commission, has been arraigned in court for impersonating the Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmed Lawal.
Hassan was arraigned alongside one Bashiru now at large before a magistrate court in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The police prosecutor, Peter Ejike, told the court that the complainants, Chijioke Onuoha and Samson Menyaga, reported the matter at the Gwarinpa Police Station on 13th January, 2020.
Ejike alleged that on 10th October, 2019, the defendant and his accomplice, Mr. Bashiru, claimed to be aides of the senate president.
He suspected that the two men collected N500,000 with a promise to get the complainants contracts from the National Assembly.
The defendants though, pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to the police; the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79,322, and 132 of the Penal Code.
Magistrate Sharon Tanko in her ruling, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until 10th March, 2020 for hearing.