Fake Lawyer Apprehended In Lagos

Published On: February 5, 2014, 3:57 pm (6 years ago)
Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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 30 year old Daniel Ikhidenor Ikhuoria (pictured above) from Ekpoma Edo State, who has been practicing law illegally since 2011 has been apprehended by the police attached to the Igbosere High Court Lagos Island, PM News reports

The suspected fake lawyer was arrested when he came in as a lawyer for a court hearing. His moves were suspected by an orderly attached to the Appeal Court, DCR Office, who got him arrested.

Upon his arrest, he was interrogated and is alleged to have confessed to the fact that he had never trained as a lawyer but didn't know it was an offense to pose as a lawyer and represent clients in court without training or authority. Continue...

According to PM News, following his arrest, the state branch chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Alex Morka, was contacted about the development and he instructed the police orderly to take the suspect to the nearest police station.
In his alleged confessional statement to the police, the suspect allegedly said: “I have been practicing as a lawyer since 2011 and I have represented clients at the magistrate, high court and Federal high courts without any problem. But I have never attended law school or any institution to read law in my life but I was called to the bar through a source at a high court in 2011. I bought the gown and wig in the open market and wore it and started practicing as a lawyer. I did not know that it is an offence to practice as a lawyer without authority. I promise to change if I am set free.”

An act punishable under section 378(1), 78(b) and 327 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011, the police charged him before a Tinubu Magistrate court where he pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him and was placed on a 500,000 bail which he could not meet up with.

He is currently been remanded at the Ikoyi Prison until the case would be heard again on the 3rd of March 2014.

Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 03:57 PM | Gistmaniac
Make he represent himself for his court case Lips Sealed
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:17 PM | Upcoming
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Good for him
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:21 PM | Gistmaniac
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Like seriously?
Eneh say so via nokia 3310
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:22 PM | Gistmaniac
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:33 PM | Gistmaniac
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lol dis gives me jokes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:43 PM | Upcoming
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No be 2 judge case and win ? judge na judge, and lawyer na lawyer jarey. make una leave dey bobo joor, make must huzle to wack. na him good pas politicians wey dey steal money go over sea.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 04:48 PM | Upcoming
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Everything about naija na fake......naija ni na fake nation.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:04 PM | Newbie
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dat shows d level of security in d country,dats hw a boy fly frm benin to Lagos under d plane. ds country tire me
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:06 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: odudunwa on  5-02-2014 05:04 PM
Everything about naija na fake......naija ni na fake nation.

if care is nt taking we will nt be surprise if we were told dat all Nigerians re fake people
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:08 PM | Upcoming
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I can not beleive this
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:14 PM | Upcoming
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He confess to the crime and pleaded not guilty. Hmmm.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:17 PM | Addicted Hero
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Oya.....bail ya self.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 05:45 PM | Hero
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ok
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 06:35 PM | Addicted Hero
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zoe61 zoe61 (f)
if he has been wining his case then he got brain let them send him to law school why do they want to wast such a talent
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 07:45 PM | Hero
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Quote from: wolexbookie on  5-02-2014 05:08 PM
if care is nt taking we will nt be surprise if we were told dat all Nigerians re fake people

ur papa na fake
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 08:26 PM | Newbie
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Quote from: odudunwa on  5-02-2014 05:04 PM
Everything about naija na fake......naija ni na fake nation.

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ur mama and ur papa and ur generation na fake
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 08:34 PM | Newbie
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but the way some men take dey get mind for that nigeria my country dey baffo me oooo, Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 08:37 PM | Addicted Hero
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 Huh? Huh?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 08:47 PM | Addicted Hero
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 09:40 PM | Hero
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