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M.V. LONG ISLAND v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 41013 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1045C/2016  •  11 Jan 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA;

Judgement

YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos delivered on the 26th day of April, 2016 wherein the Appellant (who was the 1st accused at the lower Court) along several others were tried and found guilty of the 3 counts listed on the charge sheet as follows:

COUNT ONE:

MV LONG ISLAND, AFA Global Impex Services Limited, GFL Marine Services Ltd, Ala Atubokiki Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Alexander Fani Kayode, Captain Daniel Lebile, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye, Kayode Bibioye Ireti, Chuks Isiwepkweni, Friday Nchikpa, Peter Bayo, Ubom Amos, Zuopamo Embiowei, Olabamerun Owolemi, Adams Husseini, Ebisingha Timmy, Godwin Oputeh, Ebimie Norwigeh (Still at Large), Olabamerin Damilola Smart (now at large) on or about the 2nd day of December, 2014 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court conspired amongst you…

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