NSCDC apprehends fake lawyer in Osun


By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo

A 25-year- old man, Ayanrinde Abdulgafar, who parading himself as a legal practitioner has been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) Osun State.

The state Commandant, Agboola Sunday said the suspect was parading himself as a lawyer thereby defrauding innocent members of the public of their hard-earned money under the guise of holding briefs at different courts.

Agboola further said that the suspect has operated in different states, using his full regalia (gown and wig) to defraud POS Operators in court premises by collecting money, with the aim of transferring it but would later disappear.

According to him, “The suspect was arrested in a hotel on thursday, May 25, 2023 at Ilorin, Kwara state, where he presented himself as a barrister of law to one cab driver on 23rd May, 2023, he requested the driver to drive him down to Osogbo before heading to Federal High Court, Akure.

“On getting to Federal High Court, Akure, he exchanged pleasantries with lawyers and approached a POS woman in the court premises for the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (#150,000.00) to do the transfer.

“The suspect had collected the phone of the driver to share his internet facility to help him transfer the money, he entered the court premises and disappeared into thin air, only to be tracked to Ilorin, Kwara state by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) Osun State Command,” he added

However, NSCDC Commandant said the suspect confessed to have committed the offense and would be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction.