Nigeria: Fake lawyer bags three years prison term in Osun
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
A 25-year-elderly person captured for erroneously introducing himself as a legal counselor, AbdulGafar Ayanrinde, has been condemned to three years detainment by an Osogbo Boss Justices’ Court.
A statement released on Wednesday by Kehinde Adeleke, the spokesperson for the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, said that Ayanrinde committed the crimes between May 18 and May 22, 2023, and that NSCDC agents arrested him on May 24. Adeleke also said that Ayanrinde posed as a barrister at law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, deceived five people who were not expecting him, and he also stole an iPhone that was worth
Ayanrinde “pleaded guilty to the two counts bordering on impersonation of a legal practitioner contrary to Section 484 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 34 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, and obtaining money under false pretenses contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 34 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria,” according to a spokesperson for the NSCDC during the trial.
“The defendant was pronounced guilty by Magistrate M.A. Olatunji, who sentenced him to three years imprisonment for each of the counts” after the defendant admitted to the crime.
The justice said the sentence would run simultaneously, and coordinated that the amount of N150,000, being the continue of the wrongdoing, ought to be moved from the convict’s record to the casualty’s record.