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MRS. LUCY DANGANA v. INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

(2018) JELR 38551 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/223c/2013  •  8 Jun 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA; EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM JCA; MOHAMMED MUSTAPHA JCA;

Judgement

MOHAMMED MUSTAPHA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the Judgment of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja; Coram Hon. Justice Gladys Olotu, delivered on 7th day of March, 2013 in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CR/4812011.

The Appellant herein was arrested on the 10th day of November, 2010, and upon conclusion of investigation arraigned before the trial Court on the 10th June, 2011 for unlawful possession of ten (10) prohibited firearms and nine (9) pieces of magazines; unlawful importation into Nigeria by land of the alleged prohibited firearms and magazines and illegal possession of the alleged firearms and magazines for the purpose of selling them - punishable under Section 27 (a)(i), 27 (d)(i) and 27(b)(ii) of the Firearms Act, Cap. F28 Volume 7, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), 2004.

The Prosecution called three witnesses in proof of its case, while the defense called two, and in a considered judgment the trial Court convicted the Appellant as charged an…

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