The Police, yesterday, arraigned two fake lawyers, Taiwo Alatise and Abiodun Olatoye, in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The Police charged Alatise, 53, and Olatoye, 67, with six counts bordering on conspiracy, stealing, obtaining under false pretences, forgery and being in possession of false documents. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, the prosecutor told the court that the defendants committed the offences on January 16, at Ilupeju, Lagos.
She told the court that Alatise and Olatoye obtained N880,000 from Lamidi Adenuga and Abidemi Mustapha under the pretext that they would rent a three bedroom flat out to them. He said the defendants also presented themselves as lawyers in charge of the three bedrooms flat situated at Ilupeju and were found in possession of false documents.