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DELE FAGORIOLA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2010) JELR 33736 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/142c/2007  •  11 May 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI JCA; ALI ABUBAKAR BABANDI GUMEL JCA; CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA;

Judgement

GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the refusal of the lower court to grant the application made on behalf of the Appellant by his Counsel for a no-case submission after the close of the case for the prosecution.

The Appellant, Chairman of Akure North Local Government Ondo State was arraigned and being tried at the High Court of Justice Akure, Ondo State on a 9 count charge of conferring corrupt advantage upon himself and his wife by approving and receiving various sums of money from the Local Government for conferences, seminars and workshops which the prosecution claimed the Appellant did not attend and to which his wife was not entitled.

The charge was brought under S.19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 against the Appellant by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission I.C.P.C. following the petition it purportedly received from the State Security Services S.S.S alleā€¦

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