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A self-proclaimed lawyer, Segun Harrison, who allegedly converted N2million belonging to his client to his personal use, was Thursday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Harrison, 53, of No. 28, Laidi-Disu Street, Isheri-Osun, Lagos, is standing trial on a two-count charge of fraud and misrepresentation before Mr B. I. Bakare.

Prosecuting Inspector Ingobo Emby told the court that Harrison committed the alleged offences sometime in July 2015, at No. 121, Power Line Road off Ajiboye St, Orile-Agege, Lagos.

He said the defendant falsely represented himself as a lawyer and defrauded the complainant, Mrs Omolola Dawodu.

“Harrison fraudulently sold a two-bedroom bungalow valued at N5 million, belonging to the complainant and converted N2 million to his personal use without the consent of the complainant.

“The said bungalow was situated at No.121, Power Line Road off Ajiboye St, Orile-Agege, Lagos,” Emby said.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 380 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Harrison pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Bakare, granted him N500,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum.

The sureties must be gainfully employed, be resident in Lagos State, and have their addresses verified.

The case continues on October 5.


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