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MOHAMMED DOGONYARO AUDU v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 38336 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/52C/18  •  13 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA;

Judgement

CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on the 13th day of November, 2017 presided over by Y. Halilu, J, in its judgment, convicted the Appellant of the twelve (12) counts of the offences for which he was charged under the Independent and Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission Act, 2000. The Appellant who was unhappy with the decision appealed to this Court.

The background facts are that the Appellant was charged and tried as the 1st Defendant with one Yahaya Ayodeji. The case of the prosecution was that he was the owner of the Companies known as AY Quest Worldwide Limited and Q Bridgers Worldwide Ltd which were contractors in respect of a World Bank Project called Economic Reform and Governance Project (ERGP) operating from the Accountant Generals Office. Further, that the appellant and his co-accused were then employed in the Accountant Generals Office, and used his employment to secure various c…

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