Polytechnic Dropout Remanded For Presenting Self As A Lawyer In Osun Court

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A 41-year-old polytechnic dropout, Adebowale Babatunde, on Friday has been remanded in Ilesha Correctional Center for allegedly presenting himself as a lawyer before an Osun State Magistrate Court 6 Osogbo.

Babatunde (defendant) was arraigned on two-counts bordering on false pretence and unlawfully possession of Call-to-the-Bar certificates.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, said, “On March 10th, 2021 at about 10 AM, the defendant, falsely presented himself as a lawyer before Osogbo Magistrate Court six and unlawfully had in his possession three Call-to-the-Bar certificates thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 484 and 430(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.”

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However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences slammed against him.

Counsel for the defendant, Mr T. S Adegboyega made an oral bail application assuring the court to provide reliable surety.

The presiding Magistrate, Dr Olusegun Ayilara, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ilesha Correctional Center and adjourned the case till 31st March 2021 for ruling on bail.

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