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(2006) JELR 45528 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/A/01/M/C/06 ·  2 Mar 2006 ·  Nigeria
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Fasehun v. A.-G., Federation (2006) 6 NWLR (Pt. 975) 141
OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MARY UKAEGO PETER ODILI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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ADEKEYE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Lead Ruling): In an application for bail filed before this court on the 6/1/06 the appellant/applicants - Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, Mr. Ajayi Edward Olushola and Alhaji Mudashiru Adeniji are praying for an order granting them bail pending the determination of their appeal against the decision of Okereke, J. at the Federal High Court given on the 22nd of December, 2005.

The application was brought pursuant to section 28(1) of the Court of Appeal Act, 2004. The application is supported by a 36 paragraph affidavit with attachments marked as ex1. IF - IFA. The counsel for the applicants Chief G. O. K. Ajayi, SAN in arguing the application relied heavily on section 35(4) of the 1999 Constitution, which in a nutshell, provided that anybody in custody on suspicion of any criminal offence must be released on bail conditionally or without condition, if not tried within two months. The provision of the Constitution is mandatory. The applicants were arrested on the 22…

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