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GABRIEL TORWUA SUSWAM v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ANOR

(2020) JELR 87295 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/1007C/2019  •  19 Feb 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
STEPHEN JONAH ADAH JCA; PETER OLABISI IGE JCA; EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM JCA;

Judgement

EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal No. CA/A/1007C/2019 was commenced on 7/10/2019 when the appellant herein filed a notice of appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court in criminal case No: FHC/ABJ/CR/362/2015 delivered on 30/9/2019 by O.E. Abang J. The notice of appeal which contains 10 grounds of appeal, was with leave of Court amended on 9-12-2019. The amended notice of appeal also contains 10 grounds of appeal.

The appellant and 1st respondent filed their respective briefs as follows- appellant’s brief, 1st respondent’s brief and appellant’s reply brief.

Learned counsel for the 2nd respondent stated during the hearing of this appeal that the 2nd respondent did not file a brief.

The appellant’s brief raised the following issues for determination-

1. Whether contrary to the decision of Hon. Abang J. of the Federal High Court Abuja, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act permits the transfer, the abandonment or relinquishment of a …

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