KAREEM
V.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

(2001) JELR 57829 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/I/191/2000 ·  28 Jun 2001 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Kareem v. F.R.N. (No.1) (2002) 8 NWLR (Pt. 770) 636
CORAM
SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN, JCA (Presided) FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI, JCA OLUFUNLOLA OYELOLA ADEKEYE, JCA (Read the Lead Judgment)
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section
offence
court
grammes of heroin
prosecution
learned trial judge
accused person
confessional statement
exhibits
lesser offence
trial
oluwole korede lawal
reasonable doubt
ndlea decree no.
statutory power
supreme court
house of the appellant
photocopies of the travelling documents of korede lawal
united states of america
evidence act cap
extra judicial statement
prosecution’s case
said legislation
two-count charge
appellant alhaji
c-d
conclusion of the trial judge
conclusion of trial
court includingthat of the accused
criminal cases
criminal offence
essential elements of the offence
established fact
evidence act
evidence of dw1 show
facts thatwere
full trial
lead judgement
light of other evidence
material witness
miscellaneous offences tribunal
notice of appeal
particulars of the offence
prosecution fails
statements of korede lawal
trial court
voluntary confession

ADEKEYE, JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgement): The appellant Alhaji (Prince) Farounbi Kareem was charged before the Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal sitting in Lagos on the 9th day of December, 1994 along with three other accused persons namely Oluwole Korede Lawal, Alhaji Atanda

Mufutau Idris and Tunde Sosanya. They all pleaded not guilty initially. But as the trial progressed on the 7th of September 1995 the accused Oluwole

Korede Lawal changed his plea to that of guilty - whereupon he was summarily tried, convicted and sentenced on the 19th of September 1995. The third and fourth accused persons - Alhaji Atanda Mufutau Idris and Tunde Sosanya also changed their plea to guilty and they were equally convicted and sentenced on the 12th of January 1998. The appellant stood full trial before the tribunal whereupon he was arraigned on a two-count charge which reads:- Count One:- “That you Alhaji Prince Farounbi Kareem (M) Alhaji Mufutau A Idris Atanda (M) Tunde Sosanya (M) on or about the …

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