A 28-year-old barman identified as Nonso Anene has been arraigned before an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court over impersonation.

 Anene who was charged under sections 309 and 179 of the Penal Code was said to have disguised as a police officer while defrauding his hotel in Kubwa, Abuja.

The prosecutor, John Akpan, told the court that the complainant, Omonsuekpea Famous, of Sabbet Hotel, on June 24, reported at the Kubwa Police Station that the accused acted in a fraudulent manner and misappropriated the sum of N31, 800 realised from sales.

He stated that a police warrant card with the name Insp. Elogbo Eneng was found in his possession during a police investigation.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The presiding judge, Mohammed Marafa granted him bail with a surety who must be resident around the court area.

The case was adjourned to August 23 for mention.