A fake lawyer, Adedeji Oluwagbenga who was arrested on Wednesday 5th of August 2020 at Itori Chief Magistrate Court in Ogun State has been sentenced to three years imprisonment.
The state Police Publice Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Adedeji was arrested while appearing for a client, where his unprofessional conduct during proceedings gave him out.
He said the convict was arraigned before Chief magistrate B.A Somorin on one count charge of unlawful and illegal appearance as a lawyer knowing full well that he is not.
Oyeyemi said the convict first pleaded not guilty but later changed his plea to guilty when he was confronted with evidence.
He said, “The Chief magistrate there and then sentenced him to three years in prison with hard labour without option of fine.
“The convict was arrested during a court session at Itori Chief Magistrate court when his conduct did not in any way tally with the practice of somebody who has been called to the bar which was also noticed by the magistrate himself.”
Oyeyemi said he was subsequently detained at Ewekoro Police Station from where he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for diligent prosecution.