A fake lawyer, Adedeji Ebenezer Oluwagbenga who was arrested on the 5th of August 2020 at Itori Chief Magistrate Court where he was appearing for a client have been convicted and sentence to three years imprisonment on 12thAugust 2020.
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday.
The convict was arraigned before Chief magistrate B.A Somorin on one count charge of unlawful and illegal appearance as a lawyer knowing full well that he is not.
He first pleaded not guilty but later changed his plea to guilty when he was confronted with evidence.
The Chief magistrate there and then sentenced him to three years in prison with hard labor without option of fine.
The convict was arrested during a court season at Itori Chief Magistrate court when his conduct does not in any way in tandem with the practice of somebody who has been called to the bar which was also noticed by the magistrate himself.
He was subsequently detained at Ewekoro police station from where he was transferred to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for diligent prosecution.