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SURAJU GASALI v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 36744 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/147C/2016(R4)  •  13 Jul 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): This is a bail application dated 22nd of February, 2016 filed on the 23rd February, 2016 on behalf of SURAJU GASALI admitting him to bail on very liberal terms pending the determination of the appeal against his conviction and sentencing to 12 years imprisonment by the lower Court, on four grounds that there is an existing appeal, which raises substantial grounds of law and that the applicant had been on bail before the conviction in the lower Court and did not jump bail or interfere with the prosecution of the case. Also, that similar application had been filed before the lower Court but could not be heard before the appeal was entered in to the Court of Appeal, and finally it is in the interest of justice to admit the applicant to bail.

The application is supported by a ten paragraph affidavit deposed to by Mike Ogie, a legal practitioner in the law office of Femi Atoyebi and Co. filed together with an enrolled o…

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