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SHADRACK UZOKA v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2009) JELR 33621 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/336M/06  •  18 May 2009  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHEAL CIIUKWU AGBO JCA ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA JCA REGINA OBIAGELI NWODO JCA

Judgement


ADZIRA GANA MSHELIA. J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant Shadrack Uzoka was arraigned before the High Court of Lagos State sitting in Lagos and charged with the following offences:-

STATEMENT OF OFFENCE - 1ST COUNT

Obtaining property by false pretence contrary to Section 1(1) (A) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Decree No 13 of 1995 as amended punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Decree.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Shadrack Uzoka (M) sometime in the month of December, 2001 at Apapa in Lagos State of Nigeria did obtain one Honda Civic car and two Mitsubishi L300 Buses from one Oyenkachi Budu which said vehicles are valued at the sum of ₦1,608,400.00 (One Million, Six hundred and eight thousand four hundred naira) by false pretence and with intent to defraud to wit: you represented to the said Oyenkachi Budu that you have not disposed of the vehicles when you had actually disposed of the vehicles for the sum of ₦1,608,400.00 (One million, Six…

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