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ADEWALE SHODIPO v. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 41933 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IB/254/2013  •  19 Jun 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MONICA BOLNA'AN DONGBAN-MENSEM JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA;

Judgement

HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, sitting in Abeokuta, delivered on the 27th day of May, 2010 by R. N. Ofili Ajumogobia, J in Charge No. FHC/AB/31C/2010.

Before the Court below, the Appellant was charged and arraigned as follows:

CHARGE

That you ADEWALE SHODIPO (M) on or about the 1st of March, 2010 at Papalantoro in Ogun State and within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and without lawful authority dealt in 750 grammes of cannabis sativa, a narcotic drug similar to Heroin, Cocaine or LSD and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 11(C) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap. N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The proceedings of the trial Court which is contained at pages 3 5 of the Record of Appeal, which I endeavour to reproduce reads as follows:

Case called.

M. Ideho-Chief Superintendent of Narcotics appears for the Prosecution.

Ac…

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