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SERAH EKUNDAYO EZEKIEL v. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

(2017) JELR 38262 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.389/2014  •  10 Mar 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE JSC AMIRU SANUSI JSC

Judgement

CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant in this appeal and others were arraigned before the Federal High Court, Ikeja Judicial Division, on November 18, 2011, on a Charge which alleged the offence of trafficking in persons contrary to Sections 15 (a); 15 (c); 16; 19 (1) (b); 19 (1) (d) and 21 of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 (as amended).

Miss Nneka Adaora Ajie, a Law Officer of NAPTIP, signed the Charge dated November 18, 2011, woven around eighteen Counts, for the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation.

A year later, precisely, on November 18, 2012, the said Miss Nneka Adaora Ajie, on behalf of the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, amended and signed the Charge, again, anchored on eighteen counts against the appellant only.

She was alleged to have committed offences of trafficking in persons contrary to Sections 15 (a); 15 (c); 16; 19 (1) (b); 19 (1) (d) and 21 of the Traffic…

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