In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, October, 2020

Police Arrests 47-year-old Pretend Lawyer In Ogun

Police Arrests 47-year-old Fake Lawyer In Ogun


Fake lawyer

The Suspect, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris

A 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris has been nabbed by operatives of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police has for allegedly parading himself as a authorized practitioner.

An announcement by the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made accessible to newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital, knowledgeable that the suspect was arrested at Justice of the Peace Courtroom 6, Ifo in Ifo native authorities space of the state, whereas showing earlier than Chief Justice of the Peace I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori the place he claimed to be a authorized counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber representing one of many events.

The assertion added, “his conduct and presentation earlier than the Chief Justice of the Peace arouse suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief Justice of the Peace to ask for the 12 months he was referred to as to the bar, which he claimed to be 2009”.

“However additional enquiry revealed that his title is nowhere to be discovered amongst these referred to as to bar in 2009, therefore, police have been notified”.

“Consequently, the DPO Ifo Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his operatives to the scene the place the suspect was apprehended and he’s presently present process investigation”.

In the meantime, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun expressed concern about improve within the variety of individuals impersonating to be attorneys, thereby swindling individuals of their hard-earned cash.

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The CP recalled that not lower than 5 instances of pretend attorneys have been reported since his assumption of workplace in lower than two months.

“On the 12th of August 2020, a 56-year-old, Sylvester Ogbagu was arrested at Shagamu whereas parading himself as a lawyer, whereas one other pretend lawyer, Adedeji Ebenezer was apprehended within the Courtroom premises at Itori on the fifth of August 2020 whereas showing for a consumer as a lawyer, he was tried and subsequently sentenced to 3years in jail”.

“One other pretend lawyer, Elijah Ayodeji Ojo was additionally arrested in Ajuwon police station on the 28th of June when he got here to solicit for a so-called consumer who was having a legal matter with the police”.

“Likewise one Lawrence Oyedunu who was arrested in Sango Ota whereas presenting himself as a counsel to a suspect”.

“The CP, subsequently, referred to as on the State department of NBA to place essential equipment in movement to checkmate the actions of those fraudulent individuals”.

He additionally appealed to those that want to be a lawyer to take a cue from the decided effort of a conventional ruler within the State “the Towulade of Akinale who at 75 years of age nonetheless endeavour to go to regulation college due to his curiosity in authorized career quite than impersonating.

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