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ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION v. BARRISTER YAKUBU MOHAMMED NAALLAH & ORS

(2016) JELR 41423 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/89/13  •  22 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISAIAH OLUFEMI AKEJU JCA; OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE JCA; AMINA AUDI WAMBAI JCA;

Judgement

OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Kano State High Court, delivered by Hon Justice Wada Abubakar Rano on 27/11/2012. The 1st Defendant, Appellant herein, dissatisfied with the decision, filed a Notice of Appeal on 30/11/12 to this Court.

In prosecution of its appeal the Appellant filed a Brief of Arguments on 9/4/13, dated 5/4/13 and settled by Buhari Mohammed Balarabe Esq of the Appellant's Legal and Prosecution Department. The Respondents, in spite of service on them of the Appellant's processes, filed no response, neither did they appear in Court. Following an application by the Appellant's Counsel dated 25/3/15, filed on 27/3/15, leave was granted for hearing of the appeal based on the Appellant's Brief alone.

This leave, notwithstanding, this appeal shall be determined on its merits.

Learned counsel to the Appellant formulated four issues for determination, to wit:

1. Whether having regards (sic) to t…

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