A 52-year-old man has been jailed for parading himself as a lawyer without a qualification.
Emmanuel Ojo was arrested by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and arraigned at the Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku, Ibadan. He was nabbed when he was appearing as a legal counsel in the same court.
He was arraigned for conspiracy of impersonation and announcing himself as a lawyer in a court.
He pleaded guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Abiola Richard, sentenced the accused to 30months imprisonment without an option of fine. The accused was later moved to Agodi Prison where he will serve his term.
The prosecutor, Mr. Sunday Ogunremi told the court that the accused and others now at large between 2010 and 2017 at Mobolaji Law Chambers located at No.1, Winners Way, Basorun, Ibadan conspire with one another to impersonate as lawyers.
Ogunremi told the court that on March 27, 2017 the accused announced himself as a legal counsel and held brief in a case with charge no: MI/1543c/2016 but was later found out to be an impersonator
The prosecutor said the offences contravened section 516 and 484 Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.