Police arrest fake lawyer who appeared before chief magistrate in Ogun




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ABEOKUTA -Police have arrested a identified as Azeez Agboola for allegedly parading himself as a legal practitioner in .

Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the the suspect in a statement on Thursday.

The 50-year-old suspect, a resident Oko Afor area Badagry in Lagos State, arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I. Ilo at the Chief Magistrate Court in the Agbara .

According to Oyeyemi, the suspect’s presentation in court aroused the suspicion the chief magistrate who invited the police to him for proper interrogation, in order to authenticate claim being a lawyer.

“Upon , the suspect personally interrogated by the Divisional Police Officer (Agbara Division), Superintendent of Police Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read in the university, he has not been called to bar since he has not passed the school ,” the statement said.

In reaction, the Commissioner of Police in , Edward Ajogun, ordered that the suspect be charged to court as soon as possible.

Elsewhere in the state, two students of the same parent were crushed to in an involving a motorcycle and a truck along the Sagamu-Ikorodu Road.

The for the Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the of the victims to journalists.

He explained that the incident occurred at about 7:57am on Thursday and caused by reckless driving and impatience on the part of the motorcycle rider.

“There were four students on the motorcycle when the incident happened; three students of Idagba Community High School, Sotubo and Wesley Primary School, Ogijo, with one of them riding the motorcycle conveying him and the others to school,” Akinbiyi said.

He added, “In an attempt by the motorcyclist to find its way in between two trailers, the motorcycle fell on its side and the rear tyre of one of the trailers ran over them.”