Fake lawyer bags 3-year jail in Osun

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Ayanrinde AbdulGafar, to three years imprisonment for impersonating a lawyer to dupe people.

The convict was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun command on May 27 and he was arraigned on July 5th.

The convict had pleaded guilty to the two count charges of impersonation and fraud preferred against him by the NSCDC.

He was arrested for defrauding Point of Sale (POS) agents inside court premises in Ekiti and Osun state.

The convict explained that he dropped out of the law department of the University of Ibadan in 2022 because he could no longer afford the tuition fee.

He said, “I decided to start practicing as a fake lawyer to swindle people in courts because my father who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) decided to neglect myself and my mother after he impregnated her. I do this crime to spite him. I regret my action, my father is the one that destroyed my life. He denied me as his son and never took responsibility for me,” he added.

A statement by the spokesperson to NSCDC, Kehinde Adeleke, Wednesday said that Magistrate M. A. Olatunji sentenced the convict to three years imprisonment on each of the two counts.