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OLUWASEUN OGUNBAMBO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ORS

(2013) JELR 36051 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/952/2012  •  19 Mar 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA; RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA; FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI JCA;

Judgement

RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Ruling of Honourable Justice S. A. Onigbanjo of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja Judicial Division delivered on the 5th of December 2012.

In it, the learned trial Judge dismissed the Appellant's summons for bail.

The Appellant is dissatisfied with the Ruling and has appealed same by filing a Notice of Appeal on the 19th of December 2012 with four (4) Grounds of Appeal - pages 302-306 of the Record of Appeal.

The facts are brief.

The Appellant is facing a 13 counts charge of Forgery and obtaining by False Pretences, which offences are bailable. The charges were preferred against him by the 1st Respondent.

On the 21st of November 2012, he filed an application for bail, pending the determination of the substantive criminal case.

The 1st Respondent had filed a counter-affidavit to the bail application, with Exhibits EFCC 1, EFCC 3.

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