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The story of the ‘fake’ lawyer arrested in Ojo community

Security operatives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an alleged ‘fake’ lawyer, Barrister Chris Elisha for practicing without adequate qualifications.

The news has since become a viral topic discussed across several social media platforms with internet users wondering why he practiced so long without being noticed.

According to reports, the suspect was apprehended on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Ojo Magistrate court, Lagos Mainland, where he appeared on behalf of an accused person but found it difficult to move a motion for the variation of the bail condition of his client.

His predicament did not go unnoticed by one Barrister Nnamdi Samuel Nwafor who challenged his qualification. According to Bar. Nnamdi Nwafor, a “newly qualified lawyer that is yet to cut his teeth at the bar would have been able to move a motion without qualms”.

The hot argument between both men attracted the attention of other lawyers and the court duty policemen.

The officers reportedly took the suspect to the nearby Ojo Police Station where he confessed that he is a mere ‘charge and bail lawyer’ who had been practicing for the past fifteen years.

He claimed he was more into corporate law practice and does little of litigation adding that he read law at Eastern Ukrainian University, in the former Soviet Union, but had no certificate to show for it.

The suspect was subsequently interrogated at the X- Squad Section of the State Police Command Headquarters and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations, the Police said.



Idris Aina
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