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ALHAJI INIWA USMAN & ORS v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 37669 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/YL/2C/2016  •  6 Mar 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
OYEBISI FOLAYEMI OMOLEYE JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA; SAIDU TANKO HUSAINI JCA;

Judgement

SAIDU TANKO HUSSAINI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo and delivered on 28th September, 2015 per Hon. Justice D. U. Okorowo, in Charge No.FHC/TAR/1C/2012.

The appellants were arraigned and charged on (six) counts, namely:

COUNT ONE:

That you, Inuwa Usman, Alhaji Chindo M. D. Bose Rev. John Simon Jatau on or about the 14th day of September, 2010 at Jalingo, Taraba State within jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did agree to do an illegal act to wit; making cash payment of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 17 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.

COUNT TWO

That you, Rev. John Jatau on or about the 14th of September, 2010 at Jalingo, Taraba State within jurisdiction of this Honourable Court make cash payment of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00) to Alhaji Chindo M. D. Bose, Secretary to Taraba State Muslim Council, and thereby commi…

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