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Just In: Leader Of Second EndSARS Protest In Osun, ‘Captain’ Remanded For Impersonation



File Photo: during the second EndSARS protest at the Osun State House of Assembly on Monday December 7, 2020

By Adedayo Ashiru, Osogbo

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Monday ordered the remand of Emmanuel Oluwaseun Adebisi, the leader of the Monday December 7, EndSARS protest over alleged impersonation.

CityMirrorNews had earlier reported that Adebayo popularly known as captain led the second wave of EndSARS protest in Osogbo, Osun state capital 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 today Monday , December 14 , 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 accused according to the Prosecutor 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 he committed the offence on June 19, 2020.

The suspect according to 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 the 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, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against him.

Defence Counsel, Barrister A.C Olaniyi, applied for his bail in the most liberal term.

Olaniyi, who assured the court that the suspect would not jump bail if granted, said 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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