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Fake anambra lawyer remanded after five years practice

Fake anambra lawyer remanded after five years practice

Richard Udeozo has been remanded in custody by a magistrate in owerri, the imo state capital. He is a suspected fake lawyer who has practiced for five years in Anambara state. Some years back, he was arrested for impersonation, he allegedly ran to owerri where he started practicing as a lawyer in the chamber of a private firm, until luck ran out on him. The chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Owerri branch, Lawrence Nwakaeti, invited the police who arrested him on March 23, 2017. He was subsequently charged with impersonation, forgery among other offences. He presented a forged certificate of call to bar, he also presented a forged qualifying certificate from the council of legal education as a proof of having attended the Nigerian Law school, he also presented a forged change of name. The accused who defended himself because no lawyer agreed to stand in for him, told the court that his certificate of call to bar fell into water. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The case was adjourned to May 10, 2017.

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