An imposter, Abdulgafar Ayanrinde has been caught for passing himself off as a lawyer.
Ayanrinde’s arrest was made by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after some Point of sale (POS) agents inside the court premises in Ekiti and Osun States and cab drivers saw through his shady ways having fallen victim to him.
The NSCDC State Command in Osogbo, Osun State paraded the 25-year-old to newsmen on Saturday in the course of which the Commandant, Sunday Agboola shared some of the suspects crimes.
Agboola said, Ayanrinde’s victims include commercial drivers and PoS operators saying he defrauded a driver he had hired to take him to the State High Court in Osogbo and the Federal High Court in Akure, Ondo State where he defrauded some POS agents to the tune of N150,000 before returning to Ilorin, his base.
In his remark, the fake lawyer said his Senior Advocate of Nigeria father’s denial of his paternity and also alienating his mother are the sources of his dodgy life, saying he took into it to spite his dad who made him shifted for himself to the point he dropped out of University of Ibadan in 2022 where he was studying law.
His word, “I decided to start practicing as a fake lawyer to swindle people in courts because my father, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), decided to neglect me and my mother after he impregnated her.
“I committed this crime to spite him. I regret my action. My father is the one that destroyed my life. He denied me as his son and never took responsibility for me.”