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CHRISTOPHER OKWARA MBAH v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 42213 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.362/2009  •  11 Apr 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; SYLVESTER NWALI NGWUTA JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC;

Judgement

I.T. MUHAMMAD, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The facts of the case before the trial court (High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja) are, as herein below stated, briefly: in the month of October, 2001, unknown gun men allegedly invaded the Abuja residence of Dr. (Mrs.) Dorathy Akunyili, ostensibly for the purpose of firing gunshots at her. They did not succeed. Then on the 26th of December, 2003, Dr. [Mrs.] Dora Akunyili was allegedly attacked by gun men at Agulu, Anambra State. Names of persons suspected to have participated in the attempt to assassinate the former Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) were given as follows:

1. Francis C. Okoye (a.k.a Ebubedike)

2. Emmanuel Nnamdi Nnakwe (a.k.a. Aboy)

3. Marcel Nnakwe

4. Emeka Orjiakor

5. Christopher Okwara Mbah (a.k.a. Persus)

6. Olisa Emeka Igbokwe (a.k.a. Holy War) and

7. Jude Ugwu (a.k.a. Agada).

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