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FRED CHIJINDU AJUDUA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2014) JELR 36262 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/693A/2014  •  14 Nov 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU, JCA (Delivering The Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of Honourable Justice O.A. Ipaye of the High Court of Lagos State holden at Ikeja, delivered on the 9th of May 2014, in Charge No ID/354C/2011.

In the Judgment, the learned trial Judge dismissed the Appellant's motion on notice filed on the 31st of March 2014, in which he prayed the lower Court for an order permitting the Appellant to make his extra-judicial statement in response to the allegations against the Appellant, in Charge No. ID/354C/2013, and have the statement part of the proof of evidence before the lower Court.

SYNOPSIS OF FACTS

The Respondent had filed a fourteen counts information against the Appellant. It is dated 14th October 2013 - pages 1-12 of the Record of Appeal.

The charges ranged from conspiracy to the offences of obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to Sections 8(a) and 1(3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 13 of 1995 as a…

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