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SENATOR NICHOLAS YAHAYA UGBANE v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ORS

(2010) JELR 47606 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/02/2010  •  1 Nov 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA JCA; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JCA; JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA;

Judgement

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A. (Delivered The Leading Judgment): The Appellant herein was arraigned along with eight other persons before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory charged with aiding and abetting the Commission of several economic crimes and conspiracy to commit same under the Penal Code, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 16th of October, 2009. In all there were a total of 130 counts charge.

During the pendency of the case at the lower court, the Appellant filed an application dated 21st of October, 2009 before that court, wherein he sought for an order quashing the charges against him on the ground that the proofs of evidence and the statements of witnesses do not disclose any prima facie case against him. The Appellant's application was heard and in a reserved and considered ruling delivered on the 10th day of November 2009, Banjoko J. dismissed same and ordered for accelerated hearing of the criminal case pending before him.

The Appellant is …

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