A. O. OBASEKI, Ag. J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgement of Dosumu, J., delivered on the 30th day of August 1974, in Charge No. LA/9c/74 in which he found the Appellant guilty on 17 of the 19 counts in the information (i.e. counts 1,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,and 29) charging the Accused with the offences of forgery, uttering and obtaining various sums of money by false pretences.
Aggrieved by this conviction the Appellant brought this appeal to this court.
Four grounds of appeal were originally given in the Notice of Appeal, but before hearing of this appeal (by leave of this court), 6 new grounds were substituted. These are as follows:-
(1) The whole trial is illegal and the conviction is accordingly null and void because there was no information filed by or on behalf of the Attorney-General as required by law.
IN THE ALTERNATIVE
(2) The learned trial Judge erred in law and on the facts in convicting the Appellant in court.