The Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Gusau Branch has narrated how a suspected fake Lawyer, J N Chukwuka was nabbed at a court in Zamfara State for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner
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Gentlemen members of this branch (NBA Gusau Branch),
Good afternoon sirs,
On 18th day of January, 2022 I, Chairman, NBA Gusau Branch, received a letter from a court in Gusau directing NBA to investigate one, J. N. CHUKWUKA ESQ. of J. N. MONYEL & CO. No. 20, Hayin Buba, Gusau, Zamfara State. GSM: 08086452390, 0903387848, whether he is a lawyer after he has presented himself as a lawyer to the court to prosecute a case for he filed for his client which was objected by a lawyer who is an Exco member of our branch.
The fact of the matter is aa follows:
On that fateful day of 18th day of January, 2022, an argument ensued during the court’s proceedings before a court in Gusau, Zamfara State between a lawyer and Public Relation Officer (PRO) of NBA Gusau Branch, Gambo Isah Esq. and Mr Chukwuka who presented himself to the court as a lawyer and enters appearance to reprent his client (the plaintiff in a case).
Having seen the way Mr Chukwuka presents his case to the court, Gambo Esq. suspected Mr Chukwuka of not being a lawyer and informed the court of his suspicion and challenged the Mr Chukquka to show anything that will prove his claim that he is a lawyer and also Gambo Esq. prays the court to order Mr Chukwuka to produce evidence to substantiate his claim that he is a lawyer.
Consequently, the Hon Judge asked Mr Chukwuka whether he is a lawyer and he answered in the affirmative. The judge also asked him whether he can produce or show any evidence to prove his claim that he is a lawyer. But Mr Chukwuka fails. Then, the court ordered the court’s registry to write to the NBA Gusau Branch to investigate the suspicion and the claim of Mr Chukwuka that he is a lawyer and he was handed over to the court duty police.
Having heard the court’s order and preparation of coming to the NBA Secretariat, Mr Chukwuka called the court duty police aside and informed him that he is not a lawyer. Lastly, the Mr Chukwuka was brought to the NBA Secretariat for the investigation.
When Mr Chukwuka was brought, I was together with some of my EXCO members. There and then we conducted preliminary investigation on Mr Chukwuka and found that he is not a lawyer. We have found in Mr Chukwuka’s possession the following exhibits:
1. N. J. MONYEL & CO.
STAFF I.D CARD
bearing his name: CHUKWUKA N. JUDE ESQ. and his photograph in rob (Wig and Gown)
2. “Deed Of Conbeyances” (as written by him) prepared by J. N. CHUKWUKA ESq.
3. Application address to:
The Director Land,
State Ministry of Land,
Zamfara State titled “APPLICATION FOR THE OUT-COME OF OUR SETTLEMENT OF LAND DISPUTE AT OPPOSITE UNCOMPLETED HOSTEL DAMDA AREA, GUSAU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ZAMFARA STATE. BETWEEN MR RAYMOND MGBEME AND MALAN ABUBAKAR RABI’U MAI ATAMFA”
All Correspondences to J. N. Chukwuka Esq.
On letter head paper of J. N. MONYEI & CO.
PROPERTY AND CRIMINAL LAW CONSULTANT
written and signed by Barr J. N. Chukwuka (himself).
All these documents are hereto attached for your perusal.
4. Also some persons came to NBA Secretariat and informed us that he presented himself to them as a lawyer and solicite to employ him for legal service.
Eventually, Mr Chukwuka was handed over to the police and he is now in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Zamfara State Police Command Headquaters, Gusau for discreet investigation and arraignment.
Gentlemen, this is for your information and further necessary directive(s).
Junaidu Abubakar Esq.
Chairman, NBA Gusau Branch