(2004) JELR 39993 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/31/C/2004 ·  15 Jul 2004 ·  Nigeria
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Anajemba v. F.G.N. [2004] 13 NWLR (pt.890)267
Anajemba v. F.G.N. (2004) 13 NWLR (Pt. 890) 267
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
proof of evidence
learned trial judge
affidavit evidence
criminal procedure code
2nd accused
6th february
learned trial chief judge
lower court
advance fee fraud
better affidavit
trial bail
accused persons
counter affidavit
financial crimes commission
grounds of appeal
leading judgment
learned counsel
likelihood of her jumping bail
notice of appeal
refuse bail
related offences decree no.
said court
accused person
accused person presents
affidavit of applicant
bail of the applicant
chief judge of the high court of the federal capital territory
consideration of the appeal issue
count charge
different forms
following paragraphs of the affidavit evidence of the parties
further affidavit
late chief ikechukwu anajemba
offences of the contravention
penal code
presumed innocence of an accused person
proper interpretation of the provisions
respect of the grant of bail
senior advocate chief chris uche
serious risk of the accused person
support of her application
trial application
trial court
view of the voluminous nature of the charges

ALBERT GBADEBO ODUYEMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was the 2nd of seven persons (the last 4 of the accused persons being corporate bodies) arraigned on 6th February, 2004, before the learned Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

They were charged on an 86 count charge on offences of the contravention - inter alia, of: sections 1(1), 7(3), and 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Decree No. 13 of 1995 as amended by Decree 62 of 1999; and sections 97, 364 and 366 of the Penal Code.

The pleas of the first three accused persons were taken. Each pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The learned trial Chief Judge then entered a "not guilty" plea in respect of 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th accused persons, who were corporate bodies.

By a motion on notice filed in the lower court on 6th February, 2004, the 2nd accused person (appellant herein, who shall hereafter be called "the appellant") moved the lower court under sectio…

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