ONWUDIWE
V.
F.R.N.

(2006) JELR 46016 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.41/2003 ·  28 Apr 2006 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Onwudiwe v. F.R.N. (2006) 10 NWLR (Pt.988) 382 (2006) 4 S.C (Pt II) 70 (2006) 4 S.C (Pt II) 70
Onwudiwe v. F.R.N. (2006) 10 NWLR (Pt. 988) 382
CORAM
UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria NIKI TOBI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria DAHIRU MUSDAPHER Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MAHMUD MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
court of appeal
decree no.18
offence
false pretences
sum of n16.56
corrupt enrichment
issue
appeal
ivory merchant bank ltd.
commissioner of police
foreign exchange
recovery of public property
special military tribunals
bank draft
chairman of ivory merchant bank ltd.
criminal code act
dr. edwin udemegbunam onwudiwe
financial institutions decree no.25
us dollars
cheque no.
learned justices of the court of appeal
partnership investment company
favour of ivory merchant bank ltd
favour of ivory merchant bank ltd.
findings of fact
banks decree no.18
failed banks
leading judgment
special military tribunal
account no.211703008
amended charge
back ground facts of the case
consideration of the submissions of counsel
director of ivory merchant bank ltd.
end of the trial
established facts
failed banks tribunal zone iv
following counts
indian business man
ivory merchant ltd.
judgment of the court of appeal lagos division
liberal investment limited
order of the lower tribunal
proceeds of a crystal bank of africa ltd.
prolixity of the issues
real issue
said act
subject matter of the case

MUSDAPHER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal Lagos Division delivered on the 15/1/2003 whereby the appellant's appeal against his convictions and sentences by the failed Bank's Tribunal Zone IV Lagos, Edokpayi J (as he then was) was dismissed. The appellant and one other were arraigned before the Failed Banks Tribunal Zone IV, Lagos. The appellant was specifically concerned in the amended charge with the following counts:-

"Count 1

That you, Dr. Edwin Udemegbunam Onwudiwe and you, Joe Billy Ekwunife while being the chairman and Managing Director/Chief Executive respectively of Ivory Merchant Bank Ltd. on or about the 23/8/1994 at Lagos conspired together to fraudulently convert the proceeds of a Crystal Bank of Africa Ltd. Bank certified cheque No. 66114 issued in favour of Ivory Merchant Bank Ltd. for the sum of N16.56 million to the use and benefit of Dr. Edwin Udemegbunam Onwudiwe and thereby committed an offence…

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