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I made N6m as a fake lawyer - Suspect confesses to police in Oyo

I made N6m as a fake lawyer - Suspect confesses to police in Oyo

- A fake lawyer, identified as Olawale Falola, has been arrested by the police command in Oyo state

- Falola confessed to the force that he made not less than N6m from 100 persons by promising to secure jobs for them from NNPC and security agencies

- The state's commissioner of police, Leye Oyebade, said Falola will be arraigned upon conclusion of investigations

Olawale Falola, a self-confessed fake lawyer, has admitted that he made N6m from his naive victims whom he gave juicy promises of securing jobs for at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The Punch reported that the suspect who was arrested by the police command in Oyo during a stop-and-search in Ibadan recently, claimed to be a dropout of a university in Osun State. Falola further said that he had deceived more than 100 people with his fake identity.

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Upon noticing a Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) sticker pasted on Falola's car windscreen, policemen interrogated him about his identity, but he failed to convince them of his claim of being a legal practitioner.

Falola words: "I parade myself as a lawyer and I have taken money from more than 100 persons. I promised to get for them at NNPC and security organisations. I have made up to N6 million from the practice out of which I bought a car.

“I paraded a Toyota Corolla car. I lived in Osogbo. I came t Ibadan to visit my family when I was arrested by the police."

The car, priced at N2m, has the number plate, FST 298 AY. Leye Oyebade, the state's commissioner of police said Falola’s car had been seized and that he would be arraigned as soon as the command is through with investigations on his activities.

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Oyebade said: "There is no place for such people in our society. In our renewed effort to completely rid the state of criminals, the state police command will not give room for criminals to thrive."

Meanwhile, reported that a suspected fake lawyer who had been parading himself as Barrister Chris Elisha, practicing for the past fifteen years had been arrested by the police.

The alleged imposter was arrested in February at Ojo magistrate court, Lagos where he appeared on behalf of an accused person but found it difficult to move a motion for the variation of the bail condition of his client.

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