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ADAMU DAUDA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2014) JELR 36458 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/69C/2012  •  23 May 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHIOMA E. NWOSU-IHEME JCA; IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA JCA; RIDWAN MAIWADA ABDULLAHI JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM SHATA BDLIYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Jos Division, (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court) in charge No. FHC/J/34C/2010 delivered on the 16th of December, 2010 by ALLAGOA, J. The appellant, Adamu Dauda, was tried, convicted and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment for committing offences under section 518 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 LFN and sections 15(2) 5(1) and 27(1) (c ) (i) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Act, 2004. Dissatisfied with the trial, conviction and sentences; he appeal to this Court by filing a Notice of appeal on 25th of March 2011 which was amended and filed with leave of Court on the 21st of November, 2013. The amended notice of appeal consists of 2 grounds of appeal. They are as follows:

GROUND ONE (1)

"The learned trial judge erred in law when he assumed jurisdiction to try and convict the appellant when there was no proper arraignment of the appellant whic…

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