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Police nab fake lawyer in Ogun

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Azeez Agboola, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner.

The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos State, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the Magistrate Court Agbara.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of the suspect explained that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the Chief Magistrate, who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation, in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer.

Mr. Oyeyemi said when the suspect was interrogated, he confessed that though he read law at the university, he had not been called to bar since he was yet to pass the law school examination.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as possible.

Olusegun Folarin

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