Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested a 53-year-old fake lawyer.
Muhammed Bolaji Abdulraheem has been accused of impersonation and obtaining money acting as a lawyer representing the commission.
He was nabbed when one of his victims, Mallam Yusuf Bello reported him to EFCC while accusing of swindling him of N300,000.
Bello accused Abdulraheem, whom he described as his “lawyer”, of recovering a debt of N300,000 and making away with it.
Bello told EFCC than when he tried recovering his money from the suspect, he claimed that it’s already been lodged with the EFCC and nothing could be done.
“The money you are asking me to refund to you is in EFCC’s custody,” Bello quoted Abdulraheem.
However, when arrested and questioned by the EFCC, Abdulraheem revealed that the money was neither brought to the EFCC nor did the Commission know anything about it.
On Monday, the story takes a new dramatic turn as the suspect shocked everyone by destroying his statement wherein he had claimed to have been called to the Bar and had been practising as a lawyer for over two decades.
It was later revealed that the suspect was a fake lawyer who did not finish from the Nigerian Law School, having failed its qualifying examinations twice.
“Abdulraheem tore his statement when he realised that the Commission has discovered that he never finished from the Nigerian Law School, due to his failure in their prescribed examinations, on two occasions,” EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement.
Uwujaren added in the statement that he would soon be charged to court to face the law.
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