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ABATAN OLUWASHEUN v. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 41064 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/268C/2014  •  20 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

JUMMAI H. SANKEY, JCA (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Gombe State High Court of Justice in Charge No. GM/4C/2009, delivered on the 10th August, 2012, wherein the Lower Court entered Judgment in favour of the Respondent herein in a charge against the Appellant for obtaining money by false pretences.

The brief facts of the case are this:

"The Appellant set up an office in Gombe as an Outlet Manager of GI Network International Limited, a company engaged in the business of raising money for property development. This was with the knowledge and consent of the company after having registered as a member and been trained for the responsibilities of a manager. The objectives and operational policy of the company business were spelt out in its flyers, (Exhibits 1 and 2) as follows: a pragmatic means to help most Nigerians achieve their dreams of becoming home owners through the Multi Level Marketing (MLM) method of savings by making enough saving…

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