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Anambra fake lawyer sentenced to 90 days in prison, says he read political science not law


By Our correspondent

Obinna Orazue, a convicted impostor, has been sentenced to 90 days in prison for impersonating a lawyer and falsely claiming to be a member of the Nigerian Bar.

According to reports, Orazue was arrested on June 13, 2024, at an open court in Otuocha, Anambra State, while attempting to defend a client.

During his trial, Orazue admitted to studying political science in university, not law.
Despite this, he had been posing as a licensed legal practitioner before his arrest.

Before his sentencing, Orazue pleaded for leniency, citing his five children and unemployed wife as reasons for the court to temper justice with mercy.

The court, however, found him guilty of impersonation and sentenced him to 90 days in prison.

Orazue’s arrest and subsequent sentencing would serve as a warning to others who may attempt to falsely claim professional credentials.

The Nigerian Bar Association has commended the court’s decision, stating that it will continue to work to protect the integrity of the legal profession.

Orazue’s case highlights the importance of verifying credentials and ensuring that individuals are qualified to practice in their claimed profession.

The sentence has been met with approval from the legal community, who see it as a necessary step in maintaining the standards of the profession.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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