A High Court in Port Harcourt has remanded to Police custody a suspected fake lawyer Stanley Adjogbe who has been practicing in Rivers State for over ten years.
Mr Adjogbe was remanded following the request by the chairman of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA ;Port Harcourt branch, Prince Nyekwere that the suspect may escape if he is allowed to go.
Justice Chinwendu Nwogu in his ruling directed the Policeman from the office of the Commissioner of Police Rivers State to take custody of the suspected fake lawyer pending the outcome of their investigation.
Our correspondent reports that the suspected fake lawyer Mr Adjogbe was exposed during cross-examination when he failed to answer correctly questions bothering on his genuine identity as a legal practitioner.
Also, the suspected fake lawyer could not tell the court which law school and year he graduated as well when he was called to the bar.
He also failed to prove the University he attended as a law student, the defense team in the criminal matter also tendered reports from the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the National leadership of NBA disowning the identity of Mr. Adjogbe as a genuine legal practitioner in the country.
In the meantime, Chairman of the NBA Port Harcourt branch, Prince Nyekwere in an interview with our correspondent explained the reasons he demanded that the suspected fake lawyer be remanded in Police custody.
Also, lawyer Mr. Ibikiri Otorubio,who cross-examined the suspected fake lawyer in the case of a bounced cheque explained why they suspected that the lawyer is fake. Mr. Otorubio said if the suspected fake lawyer is found guilty he will face a jail team of fourteen years.