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OGUNBODEDE
V.
FRN

(2018) JELR 38836 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/IB/465C/2017 ·  19 Jun 2018 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria NONYEREM OKORONKWO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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appellant
charge
learned trial judge
punishment section
money laundering
access bank
issues
exhibits d13
trial court
2nd accused
3rd accused
3rd accused persons
exhibits p5
points of law
learned counsel
exhibits d19 d21
lower court
sections
3rd day of october
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
federal government
institute of agricultural research
maker of the document
paragraphs b c
13th accused persons
accused person notice of the offence
admissibility of exhibit p7
charge sheet
circumstances of this case
close of evidence
commission of the offences of conspiracy
confessional statement
counts information
criminal cases
exhibit p1
exhibits d13 d21
exhibits p1 p12
facts of this case
federal ministry of agriculture
issue of jurisdiction
judgment of the federal high court
prosecution of the appellant
respective counsel
retention of various sums of money
said sum of n606,261,869.80
subject matter
such documents
such jurisdiction
team lead
wema bank statements of accounts

HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division delivered by N. Ayo-Emmanuel, J., on the 3rd day of October, 2017 in Charge No: FHC/IB/55C/2014.

The Appellant was charged along with 12 others on a 17 Counts Information alleging the commission of the offences of conspiracy, procurement and retention of various sums of money said to be the proceeds of crime. The offences are contrary to Sections 18(a), 18(c) and punishable under Sections 15(a) and 17(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, No.11 of 2011. The Appellant was party to the offences alleged in Counts 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16. He was convicted on Counts 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15 and 16 but was acquitted on Count 13. On Count 1, it was alleged that the Appellant (1st Accused), 2nd and 3rd Accused conspired to convert the proceeds of theft to their personal use while they procured the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, …

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