Adebowale Adeola, a Masquerading lawyer has reportedly been apprehended while presenting himself as a counsel at the Osun Magistrate Court.
The lawyer according to findings has been practising for 10 years. He was charged by the police in a case file number: MOS/152C/2021.
In a statement released by the Nigerian Bar Association, Oshogbo branch, Dawood Ajetunmobi said the Ministry of Justice has taken over the case from The police after it was requested to do so by the lawyers association.
Babatunde on March 10, 2021 appeared before Magistrate A.A Adeyeba to apply and move a motion.
The manner via which the lawyer presented himself appears to have exposed his unprofessionalism. This infuriated one of the appearing counsels who suspected his not being a lawyer.
One O.U Yusuf, the lawyer requested the court via an oral application to enquire and inquire into the status of Babatunde as a lawyer.
The magistrate gave a prompt order for the arrest of the defendant.
Meanwhile, the trial of the defendant which was supposed to come up on Wednesday, 8, September 2021 before the Osogbo Chief Magistrate A.K Ajala was stalled due to the absence of the fake lawyer.
In his ruling, Magistrate Ajala refused the prosecutor’s prayer and adjourned the matter to September 24, 2021 for fresh arraignment since the matter is coming up before him for the first time.