The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 47-year old man, Mr Ayodele Balogun from Otta in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area of the state for practicing as a lawyer in the last 10 years without training.
Ayodele who has been parading himself as a trained lawyer and practicing at the Otta arm of the state Judiciary, was arrested by Detectives attached to the Otta Division of the Ogun Police Command following complainant that he had duped somebody of N140,000: 00k (One Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira only).
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said while the suspect was being interrogated, a notable legal practitioner in Otta also alerted them of his criminal antecedents and the need to interrogate him extensively.
Adejobi added that the Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, who expressed disappointment in the suspect’s alleged involvement in nefarious activities, has vowed to make Ogun State hot for criminals and unscrupulous elements.
“While the police detectives were on with their interrogation, one of the revered legal practitioners in the area alerted the police of the suspect’s criminal antecedents and urged the police to widen the scope of their interrogation, hence the confession of Ayodele Balogun, who has been practicing at a popular chamber in otta for a decade, to be a fake legal practitioner.
‘’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 and other concerned groups/bodies for necessary action,” Adejobi said.