Crime

Fake Lawyer impersonates EFCC, Tears Statements

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a 53-year-old man, Muhammed Bolaji Abdulraheem for parading himself as a Lawyer and obtaining money under false pretence.

Abdulraheem was accused of using dubious means to defraud his client, Mallam Yusuf Bello of Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000)

Bello in his petition to the EFCC alleged that Barrister Abdulraheem recovered the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Naira from his debtor and claimed that the money was in the custody of the EFCC.

When confronted with the complainant in the matter, the Lawyer, however, opened up and confessed that the money was never brought to the EFCC neither did the Commission knows anything about it.

The Story also took a new dimension on Monday, September 30, 2019, when the suspect, in a dramatic way destroyed his statement where he admitted that he was called to the Nigeria Bar and have been practicing the legal profession for more than two decades.

This happened when the Commission discovered that the suspected fake Lawyer never finished from the Nigerian Law School as he failed the prescribed examinations twice.

The suspect will soon be charged to court.

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