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OLABAMIJI MICHAEL KAYODE v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 38275 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/372C/2016  •  27 Jan 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Judicial Division, Coram: S. A. Onigbanjo J., in Charge No. ID/44c/2010: FRN V. Olabamiji Michael Kayode delivered on 18/11/2013, in which the Appellant as Accused person was convicted on a 99 count charge of obtaining by false pretenses and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on each of the 99 counts to run concurrently from 1/4/2010, an order of forfeiture of the Appellant's terms of years under the Development Agreement in respect of the subject property used in the commission of the crimes and an order authorizing the EFCC to manage the said property till 2025 when the Appellant term of years would expire.

The Appellant was thoroughly dissatisfied with the said conviction, sentence, forfeiture and authorization of the EFCC and had appealed against the judgment to this Court vide a Notice of Appeal filed on 7/3/2016 on four grounds of ap…

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