Ex-convict arrested for impersonating lawyer in Ogun

Ex-convict arrested for impersonating lawyer in Ogun

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:04 pm

Balogun Ayodele: the ex-convict impersonating a lawyer

Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

A 47 years old ex-convict, Balogun Ayodele has been arrested in Ogun State’s magistrate court where he had gone to represent a client as a lawyer.

A press release from the office of the Ogun Police Public Relation Officer stated that trouble started when the suspect appeared as a defence counsel for somebody standing trial in a Magistrate court, at Ilaro.

His appearance and presentation aroused the suspicion of the magistrate who threw several legal questions at him but he was unable to answer any of the questions.

The magistrate subsequently invited the Police from Ilaro area Command to arrest and investigate him.

On interrogation, he confessed that he is never a lawyer and that he has been going to court under pretence of been a legal practitioner for quite sometime now.

While the investigation was going on, a prison warden came to identify him as an ex-convict who just finished serving a six months jail term on a similar offence.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Bashir Makama has ordered that the suspect be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as the investigation is concluded.

He also warned that Ogun State will not be conducive to anybody who choose crime as a way of life.

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