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(2022) JELR 109875 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/ABJ/CR/1006/2020  •  30 Sep 2022  •  Nigeria

Ita George Mbaba JCA Muhammed Lawal Shuaibu JCA Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi JCA


ITA GEORGE MBABA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the judgment of the Federal Capital Territory, High Court, in Charge No. FCT/HC/CR/7/2012, delivered on 2nd October, 2020, by Hon. Justice M. E. Anenih, whereof the learned trial Judge convicted the Appellant, for offence of issuing a dud cheque, and sentenced him to imprisonment, for 2 years, without an option of fine. 

At the trial Court, Appellant, being the owner and Chief Executive Officer of his company, Foot Trip Oil and Gas Ltd, was charged, together with the company (Foot Trip Oil and Gas Ltd), as follows: 

1. That you, Dr. Ibrahim Ado Abubakar, being the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Trip Oil Gas Ltd and Foot Trip Oil and Gas Ltd, on or about the 2nd day of August, 2011, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, with the knowledge that you had insufficient funds in your account, issued to one Peter Okolo and Co a Spring Bank (now Enterp…

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