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SGT. PETER ABBAH v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 37417 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/293C/2016  •  15 Mar 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADAMU JAURO JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is predicated on the decision of the High Court of Plateau State in Charge No: PLD/J23C/2007 - FRN v. SGT. PETER ABBAH; delivered 10th October, 2016; wherein the Appellant was convicted on Counts 1, 2 and 3 but discharged and acquitted on Count 4 of the charge against him.

The Appellant was arraigned before the trial Court on a four count charge of offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 10 (a) (ii);17 (1) and 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000. He was charged as follows:

COUNT 1

That you, Sgt. Abbah peter, M, in March, 2007 at Jos, Plateau State, being a public officer did ask for the sum of N50,000.00 (Fifty thousand naira only) for yourself from Mr. Gabriel Onwe on account of something to be afterward done, to wit - closing your investigation in the complaint of Criminal Breach of Trust pending against the said Gabriel Onwe and you thereby committed an offence contrary to …

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