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CHUKWUEMEKA AGUBA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2014) JELR 36521 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/350C/2013  •  25 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The present appeal is a consequence of the Judgment of the Federal High Court, holden at Benin City, Edo State delivered on June 13, 2013. By the said Judgment, the lower court, Coram Adamu Hobon, J convicted the Appellant upon two count-charge of obtaining money by false pretence, contrary to Sections 8(a) and 9(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006. The Appellant was accordingly sentenced to ten years imprisonment, without an option of fine in respect of both counts. The two terms of imprisonment were, however, ordered to run concurrently.

Dissatisfied with the said Judgment, the Appellant filed the notice of appeal thereof in the court below on 26/6/13.

BACKGROUND FACTS:

It's evident from the record of appeal, that on 07/12/11, the Appellant was arraigned before the lower court upon a two count-charge, viz:

CHARGE

That you AGUBA CHUKWUEMEKA…

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