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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA v. ALHAJI ADIGUN AKINOLA

(2014) JELR 36366 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/18C/2014  •  14 Nov 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering The Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of the Federal High Court sitting in Akure delivered by Hon. Justice I. M. Sani in Charge No.FHC/AK/50C/2012 on 27th day of November 2012.

The Appellant as complainant brought charges of reckless driving, conspiracy and dealing in adulterated or locally refined diesel product without lawful authority sundrily under the provisions of Section 343 (1)(a) and 332(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Act Cap. C. 38 L.F.N. 2004 and Section 3 (6) and 1 (17) of the Miscellaneous offences Act Cap. M17 L.F.N. 2004 against ABBAS Salami, Saheed Adewale and Tajudeen Ogunsola.

The six count charge against the said accused persons was dated 9-11-2012 and the plea of the accused persons were taken on the 13/11/2012. By a Motion on Notice dated 26/11/2012 and filed on 27/11/2012, the present Respondent as Applicant joined the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence as…

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