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OLUSHEGUN HARUNA & ORS. v. THE STATE

(1972) JELR 33026 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.11/1972  •  8 Sep 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
TASLIM OLAWALE ELIAS JSC; UDO UDOMA JSC; ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC;

Judgement

A. FATAYI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment ): On 1st March, 1971, all the accused persons were convicted in the High Court of the North-Western State sitting at Sokoto by Mu'Azu Muhammad Ag. J., in Charge No. SO/8C/1970 containing twenty counts.

Of these twenty counts, all five of them were convicted on one count of criminal conspiracy punishable under section 97 subsection (1) of the Penal Code. Olushegun Haruna, the first accused, was alone convicted on eight counts for the offence of using a forged document punishable under section 366 of the said Code, and on three counts of cheating punishable under section 325 of the said Code, Muhammadu Yunusa Doko, the second accused, was alone convicted on one count for the offence of wearing the uniform of the Nigerian Army although he was not a solider which offence is punishable under section 133 of the said Code. The third accused (Ibrahim Mohammed) was alone convicted on three counts for the offence of using a forged do…

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