LAWAL
V.
F.R.N.

(2012) JELR 50889 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/470/2012 ·  28 Nov 2012 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Lawal v. F.R.N. (2013) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1342) 451
CORAM
AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JCA (Presided and Read the Lead Judgment) IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA
Core Terms Beta
bail
1st defendant
lower court
1st applicant
accused person
learned trial judge
magistrate court
2nd defendant
alleged fraud
criminal charge
mike lawal
own use
federal high court
high court
investigation shows
officers of the lagos state police command
1st applicant bail
27-paragraph affidavit
3rd applicant
4-count charge
6-count charge of conspiracy
above counter-affidavit
accounts of the 3rd defendant
appellant bail
area command of the nigeria police force
citizens of nigeria of other communities
constitutional right of the appellant
defendants application
discretion of the court
employee of ecobank nigeria plc
exercise of that discretion
following issues
grant bail
grant of bail
grant of refusal of bail application
hon. justice o. j. okeke
husband of the 1st applicant
important consideration
investigation police officer
laws of nigeria
much ado
officers of the efcc
paragraph counter-affidavit
refusal of the lagos state high court
refuse bail
said ecobank plc
speedy trial of the matter
true fact of the case
true facts of this case

AUGIE JCA (Delivering the Lead Judgment): This is an appeal against the refusal of the Lagos State High Court to grant the appellant bail, after she was arraigned with her husband, “Mike Lawal and Samolu and Brothers Nig. Ltd”, on a 6-count charge of conspiracy to steal money belonging to Ecobank Nig. Plc., and the stealing of various sums of money belonging to the said Ecobank Plc. The application for bail dated 1 December 2011 was supported by a 27-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Michael Lawal, who averred in paragraph 2 thereof that he had the “consent and authority” of the appellant to depose to the affidavit. He further averred as follows:

“The 1st applicant is an employee of Ecobank Nigeria Plc and has been a staff of the bank for several years.

I am the husband of the 1st applicant and the 3rd applicant is a private company registered under the Laws of Nigeria. Pursuant to the complaint made by the Ecobank Nigeria Plc against us (the applicants), we were arrested by officers …

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