Ojoma Yusuf, Yola
A diploma holder from the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, Muhammed Auwal Abubakar, was on Monday, remanded in prison custody for dressing as a lady in order to dupe men.
Muhammed the impersonator who is a Diploma holder in Business Management Education, was remanded in prison custody by the Chief Magistrate Court Girei presided by Martina Gregory.
The defendant who gave his female name as Fadi, pleaded guilty after he was arraigned before the court by the Prosecutor, Inspector Wamkai Ngapuro.
Muhammed who hails from Tashan Sani in Yola South LGA, told the court that he is diploma holder, and that he dresses like a woman and follows ladies in order to exploit men of insatiable taste. It was gathered learnt that during their outings, the ladies usually give him between N500 to N1,500 depending on the money they realise on that day from their victims.
It was further gathered that anytime gullible men wanted to take her (him) out, the ladies who go out together with her (him) will lie to them that she is experiencing her menstrual circle.
He was apprehended on Saturday the 16th November, 2022 at Girei market while buying an erring where he was sighted by a man who suspected that he must be a male and not female.
The man was said to have raised an alarm which led to the arrest of the defendant who eventually confessed to the offence during interrogation.
After the defendant’s plea, the prosecutor, Inspector Wamkai, applied that he should be tried summarily under section 351 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
Having pleaded guilty to the offence which according to the prosecution contravened section 269 of the penal code law, 2018, the defendant was remanded in prison until 5th December, 2022.
When asked what he has been doing with money he obtains from the duped. He told newsmen that he usually spends the money on getting food to eat and also getting cosmetics to look good.