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EFCC Arrests Suspected Fake Lawyer Who Came To Free Yahoo Boys

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos have arrested a suspected fake lawyer, Adekola Adekeye on charges of impersonation and forgery.

The anti-graft agency in a statement released on Thursday, January 13, said the suspect had visited the Lagos zonal of the commission on Tuesday January 11, posing as a lawyer to secure the release of a detained fraud suspect.

Adekeye was exposed when investigators dug in further to verify the documents he tendered to secure the bail of the detained suspect.

A search at his residence further unearthed several forged documents dating back to 2005, including forged Lagos State University and Kwara State College of Education documents. He will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigation.

The statement read;

‘Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a fake lawyer, Adekola Adekeye, whose stock-in-trade is forging documents to perpetrate fraud.

Adekeye’s travail began on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 when he came to the Lagos Command of EFCC posing as a lawyer to secure the bail of a suspected fraudster who is in the Commission’s custody.

However, nemesis caught up with Adekeye, when investigators dug in further to verify the documents he tendered to secure the bail of the suspected fraudster.

A search at his residence further unearthed several forged documents dating back to 2005, including forged Lagos State University and Kwara State College of Education documents.

He also claimed to be the owner of “A.A. Emmanuel & Co. Chambers”, which he had been using to perpetrate frauds until his arrest.

He will soon be arraigned in court.

Meanwhile, the Commission will continue to ensure that such impostors using fake personalities and documents to procure the bail of suspects are made to face the wrath of the Law.”

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