Court remands ex-policeman for alleged extortion
An Upper Area Court sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja on Wednesday, remanded a former policeman, Itodo Monday, 25, for allegedly parading himself as a policeman and for extorting N14,000 from a man.
Monday, a resident of Agwan Dodo in Gwagwalada, was arraigned on a two-count charge of extortion and impersonation, contrary to sections 291 and 132 of the Penal Code.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Martha Paul, told the court that the accused paraded himself as a policeman on Feb. 16 and also extorted N14,500 from one Raphael Mbakwga of same address.
She said that an expired police identity card was found on Monday during investigation.
However, Monday pleaded not guilty to the charge, saying he never collected any money from Mbakwga.
“I did not collect any money from the complainant. I was with a friend when the incident happened but I do not know if he (my friend) took any money from the complainant or not,’’ the accused said.
The prosecutor then urged the court to adjourn the case to enable her to produce witnesses.
The Presiding Judge, Alhaji Babanginda Hassan, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to March 27. (NAN)