July 26, 2017

Fake lawyer arrested in Lagos court

Fake lawyer arrested in Lagos court

Luck has run out on one Olayomi Adegbite, who allegedly paraded himself as a lawyer at a Lagos magistrate’s court in Ogba.

It was learnt that the 34-year-old had appeared as a counsel, applying for the bail of a defendant arraigned in court for stealing.

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PUNCH Metro gathered that as Adegbite made the bail application, a presiding magistrate of Court 5 where the defendant was arraigned observed flaws in his presentation. The magistrate, Mrs. Temitope Oladele, who is on induction under Chief Magistrate O.J. Awope, was said to have invited him to her office for questioning upon which it was discovered that he was never called to the bar.

A lawyer at the court, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he had warned Adegbite on several occasions of the consequences of his action, but he refused.

“He started coming to the court in December. He would dress as a lawyer and walk around to assist defendants to perfect their bails. He was working with a lawyer. I approached him to stop parading himself as a lawyer, but he was furious with me. “On February 24, 2017, he appeared at Court 5 to hold brief for the lawyer in a case of stealing. When the magistrate noticed that he could not apply for the defendant’s bail, she summoned him to her chambers,” he said. Read more 

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