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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA v. OLUTOLA OJO & ANOR

(2018) JELR 38646 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1196C/2017  •  11 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, sitting at Ikeja Judicial division in charge No:ID/215C/2010 coram Onigbanjo, J., wherein he discharged and acquitted the Respondents on counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the information against them. Being dissatisfied with the judgment, the Appellant vide a Notice of Appeal dated 19th June, 2017 and filed on the 20th June, 2017, filed 10 grounds of appeal on the same date.

The summary of the facts leadings to this appeal are that the Appellant preferred 8 counts information charge against the Respondents bordering on allegations of issuance of dishonoured cheques contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, CAP D11 LFN, 2004 (counts 1-4), conspiracy to commit forgery, forgery and uttering of certificate of occupancy (counts 5-7) while count 8 is on obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 1(c) of…

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