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50-year-old man lands in police net for impersonating lawyer

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SEGUN AYINDE, ABEOKUTA

Police in Ogun State have arrested a 50-year-old man, Azeez Agboola for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner at a Magistrate court sitting in Agbara area of the state

The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested on March 31, 2021, while appearing as a counsel before chief magistrate B.I Ilo, at the magistrate court in Agbara.

Agboola presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the Chief magistrate, who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in a statement in Abeokuta, that the suspect upon his arrest was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh,

Oyeyemi said that he later confessed that although he read law in the university but he had not been called to bar since he had not passed the law school examination.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as possible.

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