Kareem v F.R.N No 2 (2002) 8 NWLR (Pt.770)664 (2002) 4 S.C (Pt.II) 42 Kareem v. F.R.N (No.2) (2002) 8 NWLR (Pt. 770) 664
ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
SAMSON ODEMWINGIE UWAIFO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
EMMANUEL OLAYINKA AYOOLA Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
united states of america
alhaji mufutau idris atanda
learned judge of the tribunal
officials of the n.d.l.e.a.
grammes of heroin
oluwole korede lawal
alhaji prince farounbi kareem
house of the appellant
learned justices of the court of appeal
leave of the tribunal
support of the case
travelling documents of korede lawal
alhaji atanda take
a. o. ejiwunmi
arrest of the appellant
careful review of the evidence
course of the trial
decision of the learned trial judge
learned presiding judge of the tribunal
miscellaneous offences tribunal
office of the n.d.l.e.a.
order of custodial sentence
remaining accused person
result of the information
said johnny nwankwo
trial of the appellant
A. O. EJIWUNMI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In this appeal, issue with regard to the procedure for prosecution of accused persons, who in the course of the trial changed their plea by withdrawing pleas of not guilty and substituting thereof, the plea of guilty, would be considered. Also, whether the prosecution ought to have called such persons, who were co-accused, to give evidence in support of the case for the prosecution against the remaining accused person. And also whether an accused person may be convicted upon his confessional statement made during the investigation of the case.
I shall now state briefly the facts that gave rise to this appeal. The appellant in the instant appeal was primarily charged with three other accused persons, namely, Oluwole Korede Lawal, Alhaji Mufutau Idris Atanda and Tunde Sosanya before the Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal sitting in Lagos on the 9th day of December, 1994. They were variously charged with dealing and selling heroin an…
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