JIMI OLUKAYODE BADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capitol Territory, Abuja in Charge No: FCT/ABJ/CR/08/03 Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Akingbola Johnson delivered on the 15th day of May 2006.
The Appellant was charged before the lower Court for official corruption upon three counts reproduced as follows:-
That you Akingbola Johnson (M) between the 3rd and 5th of November 2003, at Utako, Abuja did corruptly ask for the sum of =N=10,000.00 for yourself from Mr. Okwudili Isielu in the discharge of your official duties, in order to admit Messrs Victor Uzor and Chidiebere Nwaogo on bail and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 8(1)(a), (b), (ii) of the Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Act 2000.
That you Akingbola Johnson (M) on or about 5th of November 2003 at Utako, Abuja did corruptly received the sum of =N=10,000.00 for…