UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court of justice, Kaduna State, holden at Kaduna in Case No. FHC/KD/24C/2008, delivered by Justice M.L. Shuaibu on 16/5/2008, wherein the Appellant was convicted as charged and sentenced to 12 months on counts 1 and 2 and to forfeit ₦300,000,000.00 (Three hundred million naira) being fine.
The charge against the Appellant at pages 1-2 of the records dated 8/4/2008 and filed on 9/4/2008 reads as follows:
That you Yusuf Nuhu, Ibrahim Mohammed Bashir, one HESHGOOD (AKA BUCKKY) (Now at Large) and one MASAUD (Now at Large) on or about the 5th of March 2007 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court conspired among yourselves to conceal the genuine origin and ownership of the sum of ₦300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Million Naira) only which sum formed part of the funds illegally transferred from an Account in United Bank for Africa Plc and which sum …