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COLLINS OSA UHUANGHO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2016) JELR 33236 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/115C/15  •  18 Oct 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the Ruling of the High Court of Lagos State Judicial Division in Charge No: ID/387c/2014 delivered by Lawal-Akpo J. on the 10th December, 2014 wherein the Court dismissed the Appellant's application to quash a four-count charge of conspiracy to obtain and obtaining money by false pretences.

The circumstances that led to this appeal as Record contained in the Record are as follow: The Respondent on the 18th March, 2014 preferred a four count criminal charge against the Appellant. It was alleged that sometimes in June the Appellant conspired with one Charles of Ivan Resources to swindle large sums of money from Ebolo Godwin and his company, GIC Oil and Gas Services Limited for purported purchase of a Marine motor transport vessel.

It was also part of the allegation that the Appellant fraudulently obtained the sums of $1,030,000.00 (One million and Thirty thousand US dollars), N22,000,000.00 (Twenty-t…

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