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MARTINA OPARA v. ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION

(2016) JELR 91618 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.553/2014  •  24 Dec 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE EJEMBI EKO

Judgement

(Delivered By Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili. JSC)

The is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division delivered on the 17th day of June,2014, Coram: A. B. Gumel, M.B. Dongban-Mensem and M. N.Oniyangi JJCA. In the said judgment, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the accused appellant and affirmed the decision of the learned trial judge except for the conviction and sentence on count six.

FACTS BRIEFLY STATED

The appellant was charged on a nine (9) count charge of procurement of persons for prostitution, forceful or deceitful inducement of persons and confinement or detention of persons against their will contrary to and punishable under sections 15(a), 19(b) and 19(c) respectfully of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2003 (as amended).

The appellant was first arraigned on the 3rd day of August, 2009 before B. I. Molokwu J of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division. After several adjournments without proceeding t…

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