Police Arrest Fake Lawyer who Practiced for 15years


Chiemelie Ezeobi

After practicing for 15 years uninterrupted, the long arms of the law finally caught up with one Chris Elisha, a fake lawyer.

The lawyer aroused suspicion when he appeared at Ojo Magistrate court on behalf of an accused person, but found it difficult to move a motion for the variation of the bail condition of his client.

This was noticed by one Barrister Nnamdi Samuel Nwafor, who challenged his qualification, noting that even a newly qualified lawyer that is yet to cut his teeth at the bar would have been able to move a motion without hassles.

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

The officers 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 until his recent appearance that he goofed.

He said he read law at Eastern Ukrainian University, in the former Soviet Union but had no certificate to show for it.

Confirming the arrest in a press statement, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti said the suspect is currently undergoing interrogation at the X-Squad Section of the State Police Command Headquarters and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.