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FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
V.
BANKOLE

(2012) JELR 57856 (HC)    

High Court  ·  FCT/HC/CR/100/2011 ·  31 Jan 2012 ·  Nigeria

Ratio Decidendi

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penal code
criminal breach of trust
learned counsel
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federal republic of nigeria
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mr. akoni san
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17-count charge
clerk of the house of representatives
criminal conspiracy
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criminal procedure code
ingredients of the offence
mr. festus keyamo
mr. olawale akoni
said amount
written resolution of the executive session of the house
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classes of offences
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entrustment of the actual monies
erstwhile leaders of the 6th house of representatives
evidence of the last prosecution witness
extracts of the meeting of some members
fact of no evidence
hearing of this case
last prosecution witness
members committee
national assembly branch of the united bank
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respect of the house account
said account
state v
submission of mr. tayo oyetibo
submission of the learned counsel
team of other senior lawyers

HON. JUSTICE SULEIMAN B. BELGORE (Delivering the Ruling): In this ruling, I wish to begin by giving a “bird view” of this case. The two accused persons, Dimeji Saburi Bankole and Usman Bayero Nafada, are erstwhile leaders of the 6th House of Representatives. The 1st accused was the Speaker while the 2nd accused was Deputy Speaker. The complainant is the Federal Republic of Nigeria whose mouth piece is the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission hereinafter referred to simply as EFCC.

The charge sheet contains 17-counts and broadly speaking, the classes of offences alleged against the accused persons are:

(1) Violation of the approved remuneration package for political, public and judicial office holders by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission.

(2) Violation of Extant Revised Financial Regulation of the Federal Government, 2009.

(3) Conspiracy contrary to section 97 of the Penal Code.

(4) Criminal breach of trust contrary to section 311 of the Penal Code and punisha…

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