A fake lawyer that issued a controversial quit notice with the name of a lawyer and the office of popular Senior Advocate JS Okutepa SAN has been caught and sentenced to one years imprisonment by a Makurdi Magistrate Court.

The fake Lawyer, Boniface Terkimbi Ikyernum impersonated a former associate at Okutepa SAN’s Law Firm, S.T. Akohol Esq while writing a badly drafted quit notice when went viral online.

A message shared by the learned silk JS Okutepa Himself reads:

I am happy to report that a Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Makurdi Benue State Presided over by Chief Magistrate M M iorshe has convicted and sentenced Terkimbi Abraham also known as Boniface Terkimbi Ikyernum for impersonation and forgery of the signature of my former colleague in Chambers in a purported Quit Notice issued on the 1st November 2022. He was convicted and sentenced to 1year imprisonment without an option of fine. The convict was arraigned upon FIR before the Chief Magistrate Mrs Iorshe today in Makurdi Benue State. The convicted pleaded guilty to the allegations of forgeries and impersonation involving the use of the name of my law firm J.S. Okutepa SAN and Company. The convicted is being taken to prison. I want to express my profound gratitude to NBA Makurdi Branch led by the first female chair, Mrs M M Ikwulono for the prompt and efficient manner this issue was handle. I urge members of NBA nation wide to look out for quacks who are infiltrating into our noble profession and punish them under the law. I want to thank all my colleagues who drew my attention to this illegal and criminal conduct in that very badly couched quit Notice. The legal profession must protect itself from quackery and quacks who are hell bent on bringing the nobility of the profession down. Thank you all.