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MOHAMMED SANI ABACHA V. THE STATE

(2002) JELR 23696 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.290/2001  •  11 Jul 2002  •  Nigeria

Coram
SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; IDRIS LEGBO KUTIGI JSC; SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI JSC;

Judgement

S. M. A. BELGORE, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Attorney-General of Lagos State, through the Director of Public Prosecutions by a letter to the Chief Registrar, High Court of Lagos State wrote inter alia as follows:

"The State

v.

1. Hamza Al-Mustapha (m)

2. Mohammed Rabo Lawal (m)

3. Mohammed Sani Abacha (m)

4. Alhaji Lateef Shofolahan (m)

Pursuant to section 211(1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, I intend to file the attached information against the above mentioned accused persons.

Kindly cause same to be filed in court. Attached herewith are 8 copies of the information and proofs of evidence one copy of each of which is for service on the accused persons.

M.N. Mofunanya (Mrs.)

Director of Public Prosecutions

Lagos State."

At the next page to the letter it was indicated the Director of Public Prosecutions wrote the letter for Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State. It is noteworthy that section 211 of the constitutio…

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