Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 50-year-old man, Azeez Agboola, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner in the state.
The suspect, a resident of Oko Afo area of Badagry, Lagos State, was arrested on Wednesday, while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B. I. Ilo at the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Agbara.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement.
Oyeyemi said the presentation of the suspect in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate, who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer.
He said, “Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the DPO of the Agbara Division, SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he had not been called to the bar since he had not passed the Law School examination.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, ordered that the suspect be charged as soon as possible.