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ALHAJI PRINCE FAROUNBI KAREEM V. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2001) JELR 57829 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/191/2000  •  28 Jun 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN, JCA (Presided) FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI, JCA OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE, JCA (Read the Lead Judgment)

Judgement

ADEKEYE, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgement): The appellant Alhaji (Prince) Farounbi Kareem was charged before the Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal sitting in Lagos on the 9th day of December, 1994 along with three other accused persons namely Oluwole Korede Lawal, Alhaji Atanda

Mufutau Idris and Tunde Sosanya. They all pleaded not guilty initially. But as the trial progressed on the 7th of September 1995 the accused Oluwole

Korede Lawal changed his plea to that of guilty - whereupon he was summarily tried, convicted and sentenced on the 19th of September 1995. The third and fourth accused persons - Alhaji Atanda Mufutau Idris and Tunde Sosanya also changed their plea to guilty and they were equally convicted and sentenced on the 12th of January 1998. The appellant stood full trial before the tribunal whereupon he was arraigned on a two-count charge which reads:- Count One:- “That you Alhaji Prince Farounbi Kareem (M) Alhaji Mufutau A Idris Atanda (M) Tunde Sosanya (M) on or about the …

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