I made N6m as a fake lawyer – Suspect

A fake lawyer, Olawale Falola, who claimed
to be a dropout of a university in Osun State
was arrested by the Oyo State Police
Command during a stop-and-search in
Ibadan recently.
It was gathered that after seeing a sticker
belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association on
his windscreen, the police asked him about
his identity, but he couldnt defend his
‘Lawyer’ status.
He said he made N6m from victims whom
he promised to help secure jobs at the
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,
NNPC.
According to him:
“I paraded myself as a lawyer and I
have taken money from more than
100 people. I promised to get jobs for
them at NNPC and security
organisations. I have made up to N4m
from the practice out of which I
bought a Toyota Corolla car. I lived in
Osogbo. I came to Ibadan to visit my
family when I was arrested by the
police.”
The Commissioner of Police in the state,
Leye Oyebade, said Falola’s car valued at
N2m had been impounded and that the
suspect would be charged to court as soon as
investigations into his activities were
concluded.
He said:
“Falola was arrested for parading
himself as a lawyer when he was not.
“The car was bought from the
proceeds of his illegal activity and he
had confessed to the crime. There is
no place for such people in our
society. In our renewed effort to
completely rid the state of criminals,
the state police command will not give
room for criminals to thrive.”

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