Fake Lawyer Arrested Inside Court In Osun

Fake Lawyer Arrested Inside Court In Osun
  • PublishedMarch 13, 2021


By Yusuf Oketola

AN average-aged man, Adebowale Babatunde, who allegedly falsely claimed to be a lawyer, has been arrested by the Police while appearing before a magistrate’s court in Osogbo, State of Osun.

Babatunde was suspected to be a fake legal practitioner by lawyers in the court when he was unable to move a motion appropriately in a charge suit number MOS/M.95/2021, before Magistrate Adeyeba Adekanmi, on Wednesday.

The attitude of Babatunde, who claimed to be practising at Oyewale & Co, Osogbo, while addressing the court made Magistrate Adeyeba and other lawyers in court to ask him some basic questions in legal practice which he was unable to answer.

Babatunde claimed to have attended the Law School in Lagos and was called to bar in 2015, but could not mention names of two of his lecturers when asked.

A warrant of arrest was issued against Babatunde right inside the court room and he was arrested by the Police. 

Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER, Babatunde claimed that his brother is the owner of Oyewale &Co chamber, but was not aware of his presence in the court.

He claimed to have been approached by mother of the respondents in the case to represent them in court, stating that he was appearing the court for the first time.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that he had collected a sum of N10, 000 from the applicants to appear before the court. 

He was arrested and taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department for interrogation.

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