ABACHA
V.
STATE

(2001) JELR 78954 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  20 Mar 2001 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Abacha v. State (2001) 7 NWLR (Pt. 713) 551
CORAM
GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE, J.C.A. (Presided and Read the Leading Ruling) CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL CHUKWUMA-ENEH, J.C.A., AMIRU SANUSI, J.C.A.
Core Terms Beta
appeal
applicant
application
court
supreme court
trial
grounds of appeal
fact
proof of evidence
proceedings
brother oguntade
order
stay of proceedings
trial court
case no. ld
circumstances of this case
determination of his appeal
lower court
mr. j. b. daudu
reason
undisputed facts
accused persons
appellate court
application of the applicant
attorney-general of lagos state
charge no. ed
chukwuma-eneh
constitutional right of appeal
cursory look
determination of the said appeal
entire agreement
final judgment
given case
grant of an order
ikeja high court
important factors
important issues
instant case
leading ruling
learned attorney-general
leave of this court
major issue
none of the grounds of appeal
particular purpose
prof. yemi osinbajo
question of sufficiency of evidence
serious issues of law
submission of the learned attorney-general
valid notice of appeal

OGUNTADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): The Ikeja High Court on 1/2/2000 refused the application of the applicant for an order quashing a 4 Count Charge brought against the applicant. Dissatisfied, the applicant brought an appeal before this court. On 11/12/2000, this court in its judgment dismissed the appeal. The applicant was dissatisfied and has further appealed to the Supreme Court. He brings this application for an order staying proceedings in charge No. ED/43C/99 pending the determination of his appeal to the Supreme Court.

We heard arguments on the application on 27/2/2001. Mr. J. B. Daudu, SAN, for the applicant argued the application in the terms of the papers filed. He said that the applicant had a Constitutional right of appeal and that the grounds of appeal raised serious issues of law. He emphasised that the applicant's objection to his trial by the lower court was that he did not wish to be put through a trial when there was no offence disclosed against him in …

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