Operatives of Lagos state police command had again picked another fake lawyer in Ojo magistrate court, a location within Lagos suburb. The name of the alleged fake lawyer according to the police spokesman, chike oti is identified as Mr Julian Nwajiakwu
The statement put further that the arrest of Nwajiakwu on Monday 25th marked the second time a fake lawyer would be arrested at Ojo magistrate court.
The suspect allegedly told the police that he fell in love with law practice when his friend commissioned him to act as a lawyer in order to serve his tenant a quit notice and he was handsomely rewarded after the deed was done. Nwajiakwu was arrested on May 25, while he was arguing on a bail application for his client when intelligent lawyers at the court became suspicious. The lawyers allegedly said his quackery was too obvious to be ignored.
“The police investigation into the case, thus far, revealed that the suspect did not study law in any of the Nigerian universities nor anywhere else in the world. He was charged to Ojo Magistrate Court last week, for the offence of impersonation”.
“In view of this incident, the Commissioner of Police, reiterated his warning to professional bodies to properly scrutinize people professing to be members of their body. According to the CP, this is one incident too many and must be checked. The CP noted that the Command had in the recent months, arrested fake medical doctors and other spurious health workers, including fake journalists.”
Meanwhile, police have threatened massive arrest of a lawless cyclist on the metropolis henceforth. This, it justifies as a result of an attempt to burn down ibeshe police post but ended up burning a police patrol vehicles.
Handing down this warning, the commissioner of police through a statement made available to urban express news online said; during its meeting with all stakeholders that include motorcycles operators Association of Nigeria (MOALS), Motorcycles owners and Riders Association (NAMORA) and Okada Riders welfare Association it resolved that with effect from June 15, 2018, any motorcycles without number plates would be impounded
The statement also put further that every cyclist must follow the existing laws restricting them from plying highways
“Every commercial motorcycles operator must register with any of the approved unions for the purpose of accountability and security concern”
“Every commercial operator must wear an apron that is identifiable with their existing registered Association”
Oti said joint task force comprising the police, Lagos state task force on environmental sanitation and members of their unions would henceforth oversee the implementation of the resolution reached in line with the Lagos state traffic laws.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Mr Edgal Imohimi request members of the motorcycles unions to enlighten their members as he said enforcement would begin on the 15th of the months in other that they are not seen running foul against extents laws of Lagos state, “the statement added”