Fake Lawyer sentenced to three years imprisonment in Ogun State
A fake lawyer identified as Oluwagbenga Adedeji has been sentenced to three years imprisonment at a Chief Magistrate’s court in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to Punch, the convict was arrested in the court premises last week Wednesday for appearing as a counsel for a client, and was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate on Thursday on one count charge of unlawful and illegal appearance as a lawyer.
The Chief Magistrate B.A. Somorin noted that Adedeji’s conduct was not in line with that of someone called to the bar, he ordered his arrest and was subsequently detained at the Ewekoro Police Station, from where he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for prosecution.
The convict pleaded not guilty until he was shown evidence, he later changed his plea to guilty and was sentenced to three years jail term with hard labour and without an option of fine.