Fake Lawyer Bags 3-Year Jail Term in Ogun

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A fake lawyer identified as Oluwagbenga Adedeji, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Magistrates’ court sitting in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun state.

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Adedeji had appeared as a counsel for a client last week after which he was arrested at the court premises.

Chief Magistrate B. A Somorin presided over the case, as the convict was arraigned on one count of illegal and unlawful appearance as a lawyer.

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The convict was sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour without a fine option.

He had initially pleaded not guilty but later pleaded guilty after he was confronted with concrete evidence.

It was alleged that his conduct was not in line with a professional or certified lawyer as he was quickly noticed by the Magistrate.

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He was detained at the Ewekoro Police Station, from where he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for prosecution.

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