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IBRAHIM MOHAMMED BASHIR v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 36991 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/201/2012  •  4 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
UWANI MUSA ABBA-AJI JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE JCA;

Judgement

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:

CHARGE

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 …

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