Fake Lawyer Nabbed, Arraigned in Kano
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Kano branch has caused men of the Nigeria Police to arrest a man they suspected to be a fake lawyer.
Chairman of the branch, Aminu Sani Gadanya, told the branch’s monthly meeting on Monday that the executive council was alerted by a member that one Isa Muhammad was appearing before an Upper Shariah Court in Goron Dutse within Kano metropolis.
He said the council responded swiftly by reporting the matter to police area commander in Dala who reacted by mobilizing his officers to the court where the suspect was arrested and subjected to interrogation as part of the police investigation.
The suspect, he said, was later arraigned before the Upper Shariah Court, Goron Dutse before the presiding Alkali tranfered the matter to the Upper Shariah Court, Kofar Kudu on the ground that since the suspect was already appearing before his court, it is only wide that another court prosecutes him.
Nigerian Sketch gathered that the suspect agreed before the police that he has not been called to the bar to practice law in Nigeria, but that he is a graduate of law.
But when arraigned and the content of the first information report was read to him, he denied the content and the case was adjourned to the 8th day of October for hearing to commence.
incidences of people parading as lawyers and appearing to represent litigants in courts are on the rise, and the NBA said it is taking steps within the law to put an end to it.
The branch chairman said the branch will follow the matter to its logical conclusion.