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Sunday, 28 May 2023 05:06

I practised as fake lawyer to spite my SAN father for denying me —Suspect

25-YEAR-OLD fake lawyer, Abdulgafar Ayanrinde, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after he allegedly defrauded some point of sale (POS) agents inside the court premises in Ekiti and Osun State.

It was gathered that Ayanrinde, who had been parading himself as a lawyer, wearing gown and wig, also defrauded some commercial drivers before his arrest.

Parading the suspect at the NSCDC State Command in Osogbo, Osun State capital yesterday, the Commandant, Sunday Agboola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State following the intelligence carried out on him after complaints from members of the public.

He said on May 23, Ayanrinde defrauded a driver he had hired to take him to the State High Court in Osogbo and the Federal High Court in Akure, Ondo State where he defrauded some POS agents the sum of N150,000 before returning to Ilorin.

Agboola added that Ayanrinde defrauded another driver who took him to Ilorin the sum of N100,000 after which he was arrested.

In a chat with our correspondent, Ayanrinde confessed that he dropped out of Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan (UI) in 2022 when he could no longer pay his school fees.

He said: “I decided to start practicing as a fake lawyer to swindle people in courts because my father, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), decided to neglect me and my mother after he impregnated her.

“I committed this crime to spite him. I regret my action. My father is the one that destroyed my life. He denied me as his son and never took responsibility for me.”

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