MONICA BOLNA'AN DONGBAN-MENSEM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Ruling of the High Court of Oyo State delivered by Hon. Justice O. A. Boade (AHTW) on the 12th December, 2012. The Ruling was against the Appellant as an accused person and in favour of the Respondent as the Prosecutor (pages 608-625 of the record)
In this judgment the parties are referred to simply as the Appellant and the Respondent.
A succinct statement of the facts of this appeal is that the Appellant is the 1st accused of three persons standing trial at the High Court of Oyo State.
The prosecution alleges that the Appellant, when he was the Governor of Oyo State, was involved in some conspiracy to defraud the Government of Oyo State by the award of several contracts without budgetary provision among other allegations revealed by investigations conducted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Appellant was arraigned for trial before the Oyo State High Court.