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AHMED MAI AJI v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 38474 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/61C/2018  •  13 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA JCA; ADAMU JAURO JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA;

Judgement

ADAMU JAURO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Borno State High Court of Justice in Charge No.BOHC/MG/CR/30/2017 presided over by Honourable Justice A.Y. Mshelia delivered on the 11th day of December, 2017.

A summary of the facts that led to this appeal is to the effect that on the 14th of June, 2016 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) received a complaint against the accused person (appellant). The petition was to the effect that sometimes in 2016 the accused person having been entrusted with land documents belonging to the complainant in this case for the purpose of intervening in a land dispute between the complainant and another party and also for safe keeping, as part of the accuseds professional duties, he dishonestly disposed of that plot of land in violation of the trust reposed in him by the complainant. Pursuant of the above petition, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission investigated the appellant and…

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