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…