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WILSON BONSI v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 36743 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/147C/2016(R3)  •  13 Jul 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): The Appellant/Applicant vide a motion on notice dated and filed 23rd February, 2016 sought for an order, to wit, "admitting the Applicant to bail on very liberal terms, pending the hearing and determination of the appeal against his conviction and sentencing to 12 years imprisonment by this honourable Court." The grounds upon which the application is predicated are as follows:

1. "The Applicant has appealed against the Judgment of the lower Court delivered on 30th October, 2015;

2. The appeal raises substantial grounds of law with very strong likelihood of success;

3. The Applicant was on bail all through the proceedings before the lower Court and did not jump bail or interfere with the prosecution of the case;

4. The Applicant filed a similar dated 20/11/2015 before the lower Court, but same could not be heard before the compilation and transmission of the record of appeal to this honourable Court.

5. It is in the int…

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