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ABDULBASIT OHIZE v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

(2014) JELR 36647 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/321c/2012  •  23 May 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
AMIRU SANUSI JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA; TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON JCA;

Judgement

TINUADE AKOMOLAFE-WILSON, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja delivered by Honourable Justice M. E. Anenih on the 13th day of February, 2012 whereby the appellant was arraigned for the alleged criminal offence of 1 count charge of causing death by negligent conduct contrary to Section 225 of the Penal Code Law.

The brief facts of the case are that the Appellant was in September 2011 arrested by the Respondent in Abuja and the Respondent's officers obtained the statements of the Appellant and detained him. The Respondent refused the Appellant police bail after several requests. The Appellant spent over 4 months in the custody of the Respondent before he was arraigned on the 1st of February, 2012.

The Appellant was arraigned for the alleged criminal offence of 1 (one) count charge of causing death by negligent conduct contrary to Section 225 of the Penal Code Law. The Appellant denied th…

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