The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) Osun State Command has paraded a 25year old man, Ayanrinde Abdulgafar , who has been parading himself as a legal practitioner.
While parading the suspect at the state command, Ayepe, Osogbo, Osun State , the state Commandant, CC Agboola Sunday said the suspect was parading himself as a lawyer thereby defrauding innocent members of the public of their hard-earned money under the guise of holding briefs at different courts.
According to Commandant Agboola, the suspect has operated in different states, using his full regalia (gown and wig) to defraud POS Operators in court premises by collecting money, with the aim of transferring it but would later disappear.
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The fake lawyer was arrested in a hotel on thursday, May 25, 2023 at Ilorin Kwara state, where the suspect presented himself as a barrister of law to one cab driver on 23rd May, 2023, he requested the driver to drive him down to Osogbo before heading to Federal High Court, Akure.
On getting to Federal High Court, Akure, he exchanged pleasantries with lawyers and approached a POS woman in the court premises for the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (#150,000.00) with the aim to do transfer .
The suspect had collected the phone of the driver to share his internet facility to help him transfer the money, he entered the court premises and disappeared into thin air, only to be tracked to Ilorin, kwara state by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) Osun State Command.
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The Osun NSCDC boss said, Ayanrinde Abdulgafar confessed to have committed the offence and would be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction.