Crime

Fake Lawyer Apprehended In Ogun

A 47YRS old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris has been arrested by the men of the Ogun State police Command for parading himself as a legal practitioner.

The suspect was arrested at Magistrate Court 6 Ifo while appearing before Chief magistrate I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori where he claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber.

His conduct and presentation before the magistrate rose suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief magistrate to ask him of the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be 2009. But further enquiry revealed that his name is nowhere to be found amongst those called to bar in 2009.

Consequently, the DPO Ifo division, Csp Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his operatives to the scene where the suspect was apprehended and he is currently undergoing investigation.

In a reaction, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun expressed concern about the increase in the number of people impersonating to be lawyer as five persons had been arrested at different locations within two months of his assumption of Office as Commissioner of Police.

The CP called on the State branch of NBA to put necessary machinery in motion to checkmate the activities of these fraudulent people and  appealed to those who wish to be a lawyer to take a cue from the determined effort of a traditional ruler in the State “The Towulade of Akinale who at 75yrs of age still endeavors to go to law school because of his interest in legal profession rather than impersonating.

 Modupeola Sobukonla.

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