NIGERIA: 60-year-old ‘fake’ lawyer arraigned in Lagos

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 CourtA 60-year-old man,Kolawole Alamutu, who allegedly impersonated a lawyer, yesterday appeared before an Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The defendant, who resides at 1B, Jibowu Estate, Abule-Egba, is facing a two-count charge.

According to the Prosecutor, Clara Olagbaiye, the defendant falsely presented himself as a barrister at the New Oko-Oba Police Station in Lagos State, at 5:30p.m. on February 8.

“Alamutu had gone to the police station to represent one Mrs Funmi Tijani, who was invited for questioning.

“When he was giving a statement, he addressed himself as a barrister, saying that he was called to bar in 1975,” she said.

According to Olagbaiye, policemen noticed some irregularities in his statement and asked him to produce his call to bar certificate but he could not.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 77 and 318 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State.

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