Police parade fake lawyer in Imo – Punch Newspapers

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Gibson Achonu

The Imo State Police Command on Saturday paraded one Beatrice Nnamuoh for practising law illegally.

SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that Nnamuoh, 35, had practised law for five years and won many cases.

She hails from Iyiawu village in Onitsha, Anambra State but resides in Okporo, Orlu in Imo State.

Exhibits said to have been recovered from her included a lawyer’s gown, wig, collaret and letterhead, among others.

In an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, Nnamuoh confessed to the crime.

She said, “I studied Sociology but I have worked with many lawyers. It was in the process that I learnt many things about law. Aside, I am very intelligent. I do everything that comes my way very well.

“I love the law profession. I sought admission four times but couldn’t get in because of lack of money. To help myself, I decided to go into it illegally. I have been doing it and succeeding in many cases I handled better than real lawyers.”

The mother of a four-year-old baby said she regretted her actions and pleaded for mercy.

Addressing journalists on the arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said the suspect was arrested at Orlu after defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of over N342,000.

He said, “She defrauded unsuspecting members of the public with the pretence of selling auctioned vehicles to them, having posed as a lawyer.”

Ezike said, “Nnamuoh also confessed to have forged the letterhead bearing Basil C. Okereke of Seat of Wisdom Chambers, No. 10 Orlu/Amakohia Road. A search conducted at her residence led to the recovery of the above exhibits.”

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