A 25-year-old woman was on Monday charged with impersonating an army officer at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Cynthia Okonkwo, whose address was unknown, was also charged with the theft of a Toyota Camry saloon car belonging to Mr. Babatunde Onibire with registration no. KU 200 AAA, valued at N800, 000.
Okonkwo pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge of impersonation, unlawful possession, stealing and conspiracy.
The prosecutor Cpl. Kemi Adeniran said Okonkwo falsely and unlawfully represented herself as an army officer by putting on an army cap and a jacket.
According to her, the accused committed the offences on Oct.16 at 2.00 p.m. at Ojota motor park, Lagos.
“The accused approached Onibire at Ojota Motor Park to take her to Adeniji Adele on Lagos Island, to buy some drugs.
“On the way she asked the driver to take her to a hotel to lodge, but complained that she could not afford to pay N7, 000 per night and convinced the driver to allow her to pass the night inside his car.
“By 4.00 a.m. the next day, Okonkwo had disappeared with the car,”Adeniran told the court.
Magistrate I.O. Afunwa while adjourning the case till November 26 granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 and two sureties in like sum.