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ABIODUN OJO v. NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE BOARD

(2018) JELR 39416 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/223C/2017  •  16 Feb 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Federal High Court, sitting in the Lagos Judicial Division delivered on the 29th day of June, 2016 by KURYA J., in Charge No: FHC/L/323C/2013.

In the Charge filed at the lower Court on the 10th day of September, 2013 and contained at pages 1 - 3 of the Records of appeal, the Appellant and five others were charged by the Respondent on a five count Charge of counterfeiting customs documents and seals contrary to Sections 162 (a) and (d) and 166 of the Customs and Excise Management Act. At the conclusion of trial, the lower Court delivered its judgment found at pages 297A - 297AJ of the Records of Appeal and found the Appellant and the other Accused persons guilty as charged and sentenced him to two (2) years imprisonment on each of the five counts and ordered that sentence shall run consecutively meaning that the Appellant was sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

The Appellant became …

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