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A Real Life ‘Mike Ross’ Story – Fake Lawyer Who Argued And Won Cases Before Supreme Court Arrested

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A Nigerian lawyer has brought the plot of the television show ‘Suits’ to life, after practicing as a lawyer without any qualifications and even arguing, and winning, cases before the Supreme Court of Nigeria!

Peter Adogun, an Illorin based lawyer, has been arraigned by police in Kwara before an Illorin magistrate court after being arrested following a decade of practising law without a license.

A petition written to the police by the Illorin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association led to them commencing an investigation which uncovered Adogun’s fraud.

He had been practicing since 2007 under the name Barrister I. T. David, and had even tried and won cases before the Nigerian Supreme Court.

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According to reports, Police prosecutor Nasir Yusuf narrated the case during a recent court appearance…

“The suspect jumped police administrative bail after being arrested while appearing before an Area Court in Ilorin. He was, however, rearrested on the roof top of his house on January 7.

“It was discovered that the accused had falsely taken the credentials of one Inufin David Taiwo, an Abuja-based lawyer, under the guise of helping him to secure job in an oil company, only to come to Ilorin and start practising as a lawyer with the photocopies.

“It was revealed that the suspect has practised as a legal practitioner and appeared in several matters at all levels of Nigerian courts, up to the Supreme Court, winning several cases in the process.

“Found in his possession at the point of arrest included complete legal practitioner’s robe, legal books, complimentary cards, copies of legal processes filed in several courts and other incriminating items relating to his fraudulent legal practice.

“The owner of the certificates, who claimed to know the suspect, said that Adogun was a client at the office where he observed the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps.”

Trial judge Magistrate I.O Olawoyin has remanded the suspect in custody aand adjourned the case till February 1.

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