OYEBISI F. OMOLEYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the Federal High Court holden at Abuja, the Appellants were charged on a three-count information as follows:
That you Yahaya Faruk Chedi 'm' 47years old, Abubakar Rabo Abdulkareem 'm' 33 years old, both of No. 37, Chedi Quarters, Kano, Kano State between 2003 and 2006 in Kano within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court with intent to subvert or promote the subversion of the Government or of its officials did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: managing, assisting in the management and membership of an unlawful society known and called HISBAH BOARD ORGANISATION and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 516 of the Criminal Code Act, Chapter 77 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.
That you Yahaya Faruk Chedi 'm' 47 years old, Abubakar Rabo Abdulkareem 'm' 33 years old both of No. 37 Chedi Quarters, Kano, Kano State between 2003 and 2006 in Kano within the jurisdictio…