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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 27 August 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Koforidua Circuit Court arrests 'quack' lawyer

A 23-year-old man, Emmanuel Marfo has found himself on the wrong side of the law for posing as a lawyer.

Marfo went to the Koforidua Circuit Court on August 25, 2018 and introduced himself as a lawyer who had come to the court to defend a client, Peter Amanor in a civil case.

However, his inability to express himself well and misuse of legal jargons gave him up as the magistrate upon suspicion, interrogated him on his qualification in the open court.

Following his inability to flow with legal jargons and court proceedings, the magistrate caused his arrest for impersonation.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Ebenezer Tetteh told Graphic Online that the suspect would be arraigned before court on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

The suspect according to DSP Tetteh, presented himself to the court presided over by Evelyn Asamoah as a lawyer to represent a client.

"During the court proceedings, the conduct of the suspect became suspicious to the magistrate who further interrogated the suspect.

The suspect then admitted to not being a lawyer. The magistrate then called for his arrest".

Ironically, DSP Tetteh said, the first person who appeared to bail the suspect also impersonated as a banker but added he was later released to a justified surety.