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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA V. ADEBAYO SEGUN

(2011) JELR 33898 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/823/2008  •  27 Jan 2011  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; ADAMU JAURO JCA;

Judgement

I.M.M. SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The genesis of the present appeal is traceable to February 5, 2008. That was the very day the Respondent had the misfortune of being arraigned before the Federal High court, Lagos Judicial Division, upon a one count charge under section 10(c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, cap. 253. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990. However, notwithstanding the Respondent's plea of guilty, the court below corum the Hon. Justice Charles Efanga Archibong, cautioned and discharged the Respondent on the ground that, his right to speedy trial has already been violated by several instances".

Not unnaturally, the Appellant was dissatisfied with that decision. Thus resulting in filing the notice of appeal thereof on February 25, 2008, this was predicated upon a total of four grounds of appeal.

The single count charge, upon which the Respondent was arraigned before the trial court, could be found at page 2 of the record of appeā€¦

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