According to the First Information Report of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Adejobi Benjamin reported to the B Divisional Police Headquarters, Ilorin on 7 May 2016that Mustapha Babatunde and Lawal Martins with two others reported to be at large stopped him, introduced themselves as revenue officers of the Ilorin-West Local Government and forced him to pay N15,000 naira for revenue papers. This reported was investigated and the suspects were found to be impersonating and performing illegal duties. The suspects were as such charged to the court.
At this criminal prosecution involving COP vs Lawal Martins and one other where the suspects were arraigned at the Area Court 1, Adewole Area, Ilorin on the following count charges, criminal conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and extortation contrary to Section 91, 364, 179 and 291 of Penal Code Law. On the day of the arraignment, the accused first pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned. Following investigation and the presentation of evidences the court returned on the adjourned date, 12 May 2016. The accused then pleaded guilty at the adjournment hearing.
The Hon Judge gave summary judgement in this regard and the accused were convicted with imprisonment for a term of one (1) year with an option of fine.