Osun NSCDC secures conviction of fake lawyer


The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has secured the conviction of a 25-year-old fake lawyer, Ayanrinde AbdulGafar.

Prior to his arrest, the fake lawyer specialised in fraud, impersonation, stealing, and obtaining money under false pretences.

According to a statement signed by Adeleke Kehinde, Osun NSCDC spokesperson, on Wednesday: “The suspect, Ayanrinde AbdulGafar, admitted to having presented himself as a barrister of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to dupe five unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money.

“He also confessed to stealing an iPhone worth N450,000. The conviction was secured after the suspect was arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, where he was found guilty and sentenced to three years imprisonment on the first count charge and three years on the second count charge.

“The magistrate further ordered the transfer of the sum of N150,000, being part of the proceeds of the crime, from the convict’s account to the victim’s account, while the Nigeria Correctional Service shall provide facility and enabling environment for the academic advancement of the convict while in custody.”

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