An alleged fake lawyer in Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, was arrested by the police.
Abimbola Oyeyemi the Police Public Relations Officer has stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by the suspect has been parading himself as a legal practitioner for quite some time now.
He further said the suspect was arrested following a petition written to the Divisional Police Officer, Ajuwon police station. and explained that a legal practitioner reported that the suspect had been parading himself as a lawyer, thereby extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public. ”He has never been to law school anywhere and therefore not qualified to be addressed as a lawyer talk less of practicing the legal profession.
The DPO of the Ajuwon division, Andrew Akinseye, and his team of detectives had embarked on a painstaking intelligence investigation about the self-acclaimed lawyer. ”while investigating, they came across a woman who was charged to court for an offense, but was duped by the suspect who collected about #300,000 from her to perfect her bail condition, but never shows up in the court”.
The police spokesman noted that the suspect was subsequently arrested after much evidence had been gathered against him.
Oyeyemi said that the suspect confessed that though he gained admission to study law at Ekiti State University but did not finish the course and did not attend the Law school.
He further said that the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.