EHINDERO
V.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 51094 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.137/2014 ·  15 Dec 2017 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC (Presided) OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC JOHN NYANG OKORO JSC AMINAADAMU AUGIE JSC EJEMBI EKO JSC (Read the Lead Judgment)
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section
constitution
federal high court
amended charge
independent corrupt practices
exclusive jurisdiction
proofs of evidence
related offences act
inter alia
respect of criminal causes
senior counsel
exercise jurisdiction
related offences commission
high court of the federal capital territory
bayelsa state government
eko jsc
revenue of the government of the federation
trial court
accused person
learned trial judge
order of this honourable court
others
provisions of sections
6-count charge
appellant’s appeal
case of the 1st accused
civil jurisdiction
civil matters
constitutional power
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
criminal conversion of public funds
criminal jurisdiction of the federal high court
delegated authority of the honourable attorney
extant provisions of section
extra-judicial statements of the accused persons
federal high court jurisdiction
federal ministry of police affairs
following orders
inspector general of police
offences commission
offending section of the act
order of the lower court
order of this court
otherrelated offences act
president of the federal republic of nigeria
subject matter
summary of the statement of olayinka ayegbayo
want of jurisdiction

EKO JSC (Delivering the Lead Judgment): At the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, the appellant and one other are defending a 6-count charge alleging conspiracy to criminally A convert public funds and criminal conversion of public funds totalling N16,412,315.00 (sixteen million, four hundred and twelve thousand, three hundred and fifteen naira) being interests generated from two fixed deposit accounts.

The Bayelsa State Government made a donation of N557,995,065.00 (five hundred and fifty-seven million, nine hundred and ninety-five thousand, sixty-five naira) to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) at the time the appellant was the Inspector General of Police, to enable the NPF purchase equipment forproper policing of Bayelsa State. It appears from the summary of the statement of Olayinka Ayegbayo, an investigator with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC), that the appellant and the 2nd accused had agreed to place and did place N300,000,000.00 (…

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