Fake lawyer nabbed in court after ten years of practising
A man has been arrrested for presenting himself falsely as a lawyer before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State.
It was gathered that the fake lawyer, identified as Babatunde had been practising for over 10 years.
Babatunde was charged by the police in a case file number: MOS/152C/2021.
According to a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Osogbo branch, Dawood Ajetunmobi, the Ministry of Justice has taken over the case from the police, to ensure proper prosecution of the impersonator.
Babatunde met his waterloo on March 10, 2021, when he appeared before Magistrate A. A Adeyeba to move a motion.
His falsehood was discovered by a lawyer in court due to the manner in which he conducted himself.
The lawyer, O.U Yussuf had requested the court through an oral application to investigate the authenticity of Babatunde as a lawyer.
Once his falsehood was established, the magistrate gave a prompt order for his arrest.
Meanwhile, the trial of the defendant which was supposed to come up on Wednesday, 8, September 2021 before the Osogbo Chief Magistrate A.K Ajala was stalled due to the absence of the fake lawyer.
In his ruling, Magistrate Ajala refused the prosecutor’s prayer and adjourned the matter to September 24, 2021 for fresh arraignment since the matter is coming up before him for the first time.