Police arrest fake lawyer in Ogun state court

Police arrest fake lawyer in Ogun state court

- A 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Idris has been arrested for parading himself as a lawyer

- The suspect was arrested at the premises of a court in Ifo local government area of Ogun state

- Tajudeen’s name was not found among the names of lawyers called to the bar

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The Ogun state police command has arrested a 47-year-old man for parading himself as a lawyer before a magistrates' court.

The suspect, Tajudeen Idris was arrested on Friday, October 2, when he came to represent a client at the Magistrates’ Court 6 in Ifo local government area of Ogun state, The Tribune reported.

How fake lawyer was arrested in Nigerian court
Tajudeen Idris is accused of lacking the qualification to practice as a lawyer. Photo credits: Blueprint.ng/Nairaland Forum
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Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the Ogun state police command disclosed that the suspect claimed to be a counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co. Chambers.

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Oyeyemi said the chief magistrate had some doubts about Tajudeen’s qualification as a lawyer because of his conduct and his manner of presentation.

The chief magistrate then reportedly asked him for the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be 2009.

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However, when the magistrate could not find Tajudeen’s name among those called to the bar in 2009, he invited the police over the issue.

The police said Tajudeen was apprehended and he is currently undergoing investigation.

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