Fake Lawyer Nabbed In Ogun

Posted by OUR REPORTER | 30 June 2020 | 185 times

The Fake Lawyer Suspect


Men of the Ogun State Police Command on Sunday 28th of June, 2020 arrested one Elijah Ayodeji Ojo who has been parading  himself as a legal practitioner for quite some time now and has been using that to swindle several people of huge amounts of money.

DSP Abimola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, indicated in a statement on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested following a petition written to the DPO Ajuwon police station by a legal practitioner who reported that the suspect who had been parading himself as a lawyer and thereby extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public has never been to law school anywhere and therefore not qualify to be addressed as a lawyer talk less of practicing the legal profession.

Upon the petition, the DPO Ajuwon Division, Sp Andrew Akinseye and his team of detectives embarked on a painstaking intelligence investigation about the self acclaimed lawyer. In the process of their investigation, they came across a woman who was charged to court for an offence, but was duped by the suspect who collected about #300,000 from her to perfect her bail condition, but never showed-up in the court.

The suspect was subsequently arrested after much evidence had been gathered against him. On interrogation, he confessed that though he gained admission to study law at Ekiti State University but did not finish the course and didn’t go to Law School.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.


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