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Osun NSCDC Secures Conviction Of Fake Lawyer

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

New Telegraph reports that prior to the arrest of the suspect on Wednesday, he specialized in fraud, impersonation, stealing, and obtaining money under false pretenses.

According to a statement signed by NSCDC spokesperson, Adeleke Kehinde, “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.

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“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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