35-Year-Old Man Bags 3 Years Imprisonment For Impersonating INEC Staff

An Upper Area Court 11, situated in Kabong in Jos, has today sentenced a 35-year-old man, identified to be Sadiq Musa, to 3 years imprisonment.

Sadiq Musa was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for impersonating a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Chief Judge, Nanlang Dashe, who sentenced the impersonator of a staff member of INEC (Sadiq Musa) gave the sentence with also an option of N150,000 fine.

The Chief Judge, Nanlang Dashe, also stated that the sentence of Sadiq Musa for impersonating a staff member of INEC will serve as a deterrent and warning to other people who have made up their mind or are contemplating in indulging in such a crime.

Much earlier, the prosecutor, identified to be Abdullahi Inuwa, informed the Upper Area Court 11, in Kabong, Jos, that the accused (Sadiq Musa) was previously arrested at Kwa village by officers of the State Security Service (SSS). His case was later sent from State Security Service (SSS) formation at Qua’an Pan Local Government Area to the main State Security Service (SSS) Headquarters in Jos.

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The prosecutor, Abdullahi Inuwa, also stated that the listed things were recovered from Sadiq Musa; INEC identity card, INEC form EC 3A, PVC attestation form and INEC EC 50C form.

At the time when Sadiq Musa was arraigned at the Upper Area Court 11, Kabong, Jos, he went ahead to  plead guilty to the charge of impersonation and he further pleaded with the court to grant him mercy, while saying that he would never indulge himself in that type of crime ever again, a crime worthy of severe punishment by the law.

The prosecutor, Abdullahi Inuwa, stated that the offence of impersonation in which Sadiq Musa involved himself in, contravened Section 141 (1) of the Plateau State Penal Code Law, of 2017.

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