(1992) JELR 80296 (CA)    
Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/104/91 ·  4 Jun 1992 ·  Nigeria
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(1992) 8 NWLR PT 257 85
OWOLABI KOLAWOLE, J.C.A. (Presided and Read the Leading Ruling) UMARU ATU KALGO. J.C.A. NIKI TOBI, J.C.A. (Dissented)
Core Terms Beta
detention order
doris obi
hearing of the appeal
exceptional circumstances
jennifer madike
learned trial judge
mr. femi falana
present application
court of appeal act
record of appeal
application of doris obi
years imprisonment
grounds of appeal
appeal of the applicant
applicant's appeal
application of an appellant
conviction of the applicant
determination of her appeal
following factors
r. page
substantial points of law
absence of special circumstances bail
application of jennifer madike
cause list of this court
circumstances of the case
consideration of the application of jennifer madike
counter-affidavit of the respondent
exhibit mo4
expiration of the prison sentence
following opinion
grant bail
lagos state high court
leading ruling
little chance of the appeal
lord chief justice of england
older appeals
order of detention
preparing of a real case
respect of the present case
ruling of this court
said judgment
senior counsel
substantial questions of law
such grant
usual such discretion

KOLAWOLE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Ruling): On October, 30 1991, Jennifer Madike and Doris Obi were convicted at a Lagos State High Court for the offences of a conspiracy, forgery and uttering. Each of them was sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour. Both of them appealed against the said judgment to this Court. Their appeal is still pending. On 11th March 1992, this Court admitted Doris Obi to bail pending the hearing and determination of her appeal. In the Ruling of this Court in that application, it was observed as follows:-

"It has been contended that the appellant has already served six months in prison and that the three years prison term is likely to lapse by October, 1993. The record of appeal has so far not been transmitted to this Court. In the cause list of this Court attached to the application for September to December 1991 Exhibit Mo4, it is quite clear that there is very heavy congestion in this Court. Among the appeals which are still pending we ha…

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