The men of the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested a 47-year-old man, Tajudeen Olufemi Idris for allegedly parading himself as a legal practitioner.
A statement by the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, the State capital, explained that the suspect was arrested at Magistrate Court 6, Ifo in Ifo local government area of the state, while appearing before Chief Magistrate I.A Arogundade in a civil trial between one Ifeanyi Chuckwu and Ayo Itori where he claimed to be a legal counsel from Tajudeen O. Idris & Co Chamber representing one of the parties.
The statement added, “his conduct and presentation before the Chief Magistrate arouse suspicious about his qualification as a lawyer and this prompted the Chief Magistrate to ask for the year he was called to the bar, which he claimed to be 2009”.
It was further revealed that his name is nowhere to be found among those called to bar in 2009, hence, police were notified”.
“Consequently, the DPO Ifo Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle detailed his operatives to the scene where the suspect was apprehended and he is currently undergoing investigation”.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun expressed concern about increase in the number of people impersonating to be lawyers, thereby swindling people of their hard-earned money.