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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

EFCC Arrests Fake Lawyer Over N7m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one ThankGod Echem, a fake lawyer, for defrauding his client of seven million naira in Port Harcourt.




A statement by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, in Abuja said on Monday that Echem, who confessed to being a school certificate holder, was arrested following a petition to the EFCC by one of his clients, Mr Jonny Wali.

He said, “Wali alleged that the fake lawyer defrauded him of seven million, being part of the money awarded him by a Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt.

“The money was compensation in a legal battle involving Wali and former Power Holding Company of Nigeria now Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company.
“Wali sued the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company in a matter bordering on land trespass in suit number PHC/468/09 before Justice W.A.Chey Chey of the Rivers State High Court.

“Wali was awarded 10 million naira as compensation.”

He added that the company, however, failed to pay the compensation to him.
He said, “In seeking payment of the money, Wali employed the legal services of Thankgod Okachi Echem and Felix Agbarake.
“In 2015, the court ruled in his favour and granted him eight million naira as the accumulated interest on the 10 million naira.

“The sum of 18 million naira was consequently paid by the electricity company to him through Echem’s chambers.”
He said Echem connived with his colleague and opened an account with a first generation bank.

“The account was opened in Wali`s name without his consent. Seven million naira was paid into it and cashed (withdrawn).

“When Echem was confronted with these facts, he confessed that he was just a school certificate holder posing as a lawyer.

“A search was conducted in his house and yielded some incriminating documents including a wig and robe belonging to ThankGod Okachi Echem,’’ Uwujaren said.
He said Echem and “his professional colleague’’ Agbarake, would be arraigned soon.

(NAN)


*LOL,from school cert holder to Lawyer...what a 'miracle'lol


25 comments:

Gbemisola said...

Guess hes been watching too much of suits forgetting hes in naija.

CrazyHornyWife said...

Yawn!!!! Another EFCC crap again. #longesthiss#
Make una keep up with d nonsense

Stranger said...

This one go be high way to the prison. Yo! colleagues, y'all ensure this FOOL gets the weakest defence in Nigerian legal history.

Stranger said...

Can y'all imagine the ridicule he just exposed his wife and kids to?

Pipi Lee said...

Rawyer Ikpeama...hahahahahaha
But he won the case for his clients o, pls how?????

James said...

End time lawyer

Jennifer Uyoyo Amieno said...

God don catch am

Anonymous said...

The fake lawyer must be intelligent however to be able to win cases

Alloy Chikezie said...

Lol. Man has got to survive. Unfortunately for him, it has ended this way.

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School Life said...

See whad buhari and his Apc of a party has caused. People go into Fraud for survival cus things are really tough.

Pipi Lee said...

Hahaha...Harvey Specter and Queen Donna and Ross...

ukwu dimond said...

him cup don full.

Loveme Jeje said...

No be small miracle. From school cert to a lawyer. That is the biggest miracle.

If you check what he spent the money on now you will be surprised

Anonymous said...

You really need to go back to school. Fraud has always been a means of survival for some people,so how did it suddenly become Buhari. If he wanted to survive nothing stopped him from buying a net to catch fish and sell. After all he is where there is abundant water. Stupid

reemah said...

Lmao. There's hunger in the land.

perfect God said...

This is the end of the rock

Olaide Davies said...

The man must be a brilliant guy.Well too back he didn't do it the right way.

barbie micheal said...

Lmao... dear. learned colleague, ya going to jail... bye felicia!!!

Cindy Babs said...

God will catch all them fake lawyers and doctors

golden mummy said...

What a sad way to end a "career".

Starjoy said...

School cert holder and he is winning case, lol 😁

Anonymous said...

Igbo's and crime are like bread Nd butter. Looooooooooooooooolzzzsz.

sisi eko said...

Loll. Ironically, he won the case for his "client". See his face.

sisi eko said...

Exactly what I said. Lol

sisi eko said...

Eheheheh

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