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DR. ERASTUS AKINGBOLA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ANOR

(2014) JELR 36230 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/490/2014  •  31 Dec 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was the Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, and this is NOT his first journey to this Court. He has filed a number of appeals in relation to criminal charges brought against him at the Federal High Court and Lagos State High Court, after his removal as MD/CEO of the said Bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN], in August 2009.

Some appeals have been determined and others are for Judgment. For instance, the case of Akingbola v. The Chairman, EFCC (2012) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1306) 477, relates to a decision of the Federal High Court while that of Akingbola v. Federal Republic of Nigeria and Anor (2012) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1306) 511 dealt with a Ruling of the Lagos State High Court delivered on 31/5/11, wherein the Court dismissed his Application and assumed jurisdiction to entertain an Information against him filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Charge No. ID/148C/2011.

This Appeal is predicated …

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