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ABDULLATEEF A. ABDULSALAM v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38574 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/405C/2017  •  9 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA; ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU JCA;

Judgement

UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Borno State delivered by Fadawu Umaru, J. dated 7th September, 2017 in Case No: BOHC/MG/CR/22/2016; wherein the Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment without option of fine and a fine of N250, 000.00 with 2 years imprisonment in default for an offence of forgery contrary to S.364 of the Penal Code of Borno State 1994.

The Appellant being dissatisfied with the conviction and sentence appealed to this Court on 4th October, 2017 by a notice of appeal containing three (3) grounds of appeal as at pages 119-123 of the record.

The Respondent commenced criminal proceedings against the Appellant and 6 others before the High Court of Borno State in Case No. BOHC/MG/CR/24/16. The Appellant alone was charged for the offence of forgery under Section 364 of the Penal Code Law Cap. 102 Laws of Borno state of Nigeria 1994. The Appellant pleaded not guilty …

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