REX
V.
EGBU ABA ODO & OGBU NWEGBUABA

JELR 81031 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1938 4 WACA 71-73
CORAM
Cor. Kingdon, C.J., Carey and Graham Paul, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
section
case
evidence
criminal code
district officer
accused persons
black powder
convictions
course of justice
person
record
trial judge
appellants
charge
court members
court room
facts
high court
powder
white man
acts of the appellants
bad medicine
council members
court house
court room of the idodo native court
criminal intent
exhibit b.
favourable judgment
finding of the trial judge
first accused
first appellant
gravity of the wrong doing lies
idodo native court house
judge of the enugu-onitsha division of the high court
justice contra
mere doing
messenger of the idodo native court
messengers of the court
ngene nwegbuaba
notice of appeal
particulars of the offence
record of the idodo native court
record of the trial
rest house caretaker
said ngene nwegbuaba

KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA, CAREY AND GRAHAM PAUL, JJ.

The appellants (the second and third accused) were convicted with the first accused by the Judge of the Enugu-Onitsha Division of the High Court on the 9th March, 1938, of perverting justice contrary to section 126 (2) of the Criminal Code. The time within 1 which to give notice of appeal was extended and leave given to appeal against sentence and conviction.

The learned Crown Counsel did not oppose these applications and did not endeavour to support the convictions.

The particulars of the offence as charged were as follows:- “Ngene Nwegbuaba and Egbuaba Odo and Ogbu “Nwegbuaba on or about the night of the 16th day of “January, 1938, in. the Province of Onitsha, attempted in a “manner not specially defined In the Criminal Code, to “obstruct, prevent, pervert or defeat the course of justice by “placing charms or jujus in the Idodo Native Court House in “order to influence the District Officer and Court members in “their favour in their d…

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