A 47-year-old fake lawyer, Ayodele Balogun, has been arrested by the Police in Ogun State for practicing as a lawyer in the last 10 years without training.
Balogun who hails from Otta in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the state was arrested by detectives attached to the Otta Division of the state Police Command.
The suspect who has been parading himself as a trained lawyer and practicing at a popular chamber in the Otta arm of the state Judiciary was arrested following a complainant that he had duped somebody to the tune of N140,000.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said, “The suspect and others who might be indicted in the course of police investigation, be charged to court without delay and his(their) details be sent to the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and other concerned groups/bodies for necessary action.”
“While the suspect was being interrogated, a notable legal practitioner in Otta also alerted the police of the suspect’s criminal antecedents and the need to interrogate him extensively,” the PPRO stated.