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ROSULU IDOWU RONKE v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 37351 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/182C/2016  •  24 Feb 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA;

Judgement

TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja Division delivered on the 21st day of December 2015 by L. B. Lawal- Akapo J. in Charge No: ID/1003C/20I4. The charge against the Appellant was brought by way of information dated the 3rd day of November, 2014. The Appellant was arraigned on the 11th day of March, 2015 on a two count charge bordering on Conspiracy and Obtaining Money by false pretenses. The Appellant pleaded not guilty.

Just by way of brief summary, the Appellant Rosulu Idowu Ronke, along with other Defendants with intent to defraud conspired to obtain money by false pretenses from One Lt General Ishaya Rizi Bamaiyi who was standing trial before the Lagos State High Court. The Defendants were said to have obtained the sum of ($330,000;00) from Bamaiyi to engage Counsel for him and facilitate his release from detention. There was protracted delay in the prosecution of the defendants, theā€¦

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