Police Nab Suspected Fake Lawyer Defending Cases in Ogun

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Police Nab Fake Lawyer Defending Cases in Ogun

A suspected fake lawyer, Omoniyi Vacoster, was on Thursday 1st of February, 2018, arrested by the Ogun State Police Command, while parading himself as a genuine legal practitioner and appearing as a counsel for unsuspecting members of the public.
He was arrested following a complaint by one Omomehin Oluwatoyin of Ogun State chapter of Nigeria Bar Association.

Oluwatoyin was said to have reported that the suspect has been coming to various courts in Ogun State to defend cases, however, adding that the association’s investigation about him indicated that he has never at any time been called to the Bar.

The police spokesman said, upon the complaint, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ibara division detailed the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Dada Olusegun to arrest and investigate the suspect, adding that on interrogation, the suspect confessed that though he read Law in the university, he has never been called to Bar having failed to go through the law school hence he is not qualify to practice as a lawyer.

Oyeyemi said, the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department further investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

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