A person allegedly parading himself as a lawyer has been arrested by the police in Ogun State on Tuesday.
The suspected faux lawyer, Elijah Ayodeji Ojo, was stated to have confessed to the police that he solely attended the college, however he didn’t graduate.
In line with a launch by the Ogun Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ojo confessed that “although he gained admission to review legislation at Ekiti State College, he didn’t end the course, neither did he go to legislation college.”
The police spokesman stated the suspect was on Sunday, saying “has been parading himself as a authorized practitioner for fairly a while now and has been utilizing that to swindle a number of individuals of giant quantities of cash.”
DAILY POST learnt that the self-acclaimed lawyer was arrested following a petition written to the DPO Ajuwon police station by a authorized practitioner.
“The complainant had reported that Ojo used to parade himself as a lawyer, thereby extorting cash from unsuspecting members of the general public, even if he had by no means been to legislation college anyplace.
“Upon the petition, the DPO Ajuwon division, SP Andrew Akinseye, and his workforce of detectives launched into a painstaking intelligence investigation in regards to the self-acclaimed lawyer.
“Within the technique of their investigation, they got here throughout a lady who was charged to court docket for an offence, however was duped by the suspect, who collected about N300,000 from her to good her bail situation, however by no means confirmed up within the court docket.
“The suspect was subsequently arrested after a lot proof had been gathered in opposition to him.
“On interrogation, he confessed that although he gained admission to review legislation at Ekiti State College however didn’t end the course or went to legislation college,” Oyeyemi confirmed.
In the meantime, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered the quick switch of the suspect to the State CIID for additional investigation and prosecution.