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OBUM OSAKWE v. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

(2004) JELR 41526 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/41/C/2004  •  15 Jul 2004  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JCA; ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA JCA; ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI JCA;

Judgement

ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant, a legal practitioner and a counsel retained by one Mrs. Amaka Anajemba, was on 5/2/2004 arraigned with his client before the High Court of the FCT Coram Gummi, CJ in Charge No. CR/14/2004 on an eight count charge relating to the giving of gratification to public officers contrary to and punishable under sections 97, 118 and 169 of the Penal Code. The charges were read and the appellant entered a 'not guilty' plea. He was then remanded in prison custody.

On the 6/2/2004, he filed an application for bail which was supported by an affidavit and a further affidavit. The prosecution filed a counter-affidavit and the appellant filed a reply to the counter-affidavit. The court on 18/2/04 heard arguments on the application and on the 23/2/04 in a considered ruling refused the application for bail.

The appellant dissatisfied has now appealed to this court on four grounds of appeal. The grounds shorn of their par…

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