REX
V.
DURUIBE AND PAUL MBAM

JELR 81024 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1938 4 WACA 124-127
CORAM
C.J., Carey and Graham Paul, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
second appellant
evidence
case
criminal code
northern isu native tribunal
trial
documentary evidence
first appellant
first count
learned trial judge
regard
paul mbam
said chief duruibe
second count
trial judge
charge
chief duruibe
facts
further evidence
illegal means
judicial corruption
learned judge
weight of evidence
accused persons
application of his counsel
applications of the appellants
criminal prosecution
crown counsel
evidence of any inducement
first appellant's grounds
grounds of appeal
judgment of the judge of the high court
judicial officer
member of the northern lsu native court
members of a native tribunal
misreception of evidence
oral evidence
personal influence
proof of such inducement
reception of such oral evidence
respect of his conviction
respect of the second count
support of the first ground
third ground

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

This is an appeal against the judgment of the Judge of the High Court in the Enugu-Onitsha .Judicial Division given at Okigwi whereby the first appellant, a member of the Northern lsu Native Court, was found guilty of an offence contrary to section 114 of the Criminal Code and the second appellant (the clerk of the same Court) of an offence contrary to section 115 of the Criminal Code.

The applications of the appellants for extension of time within which to appeal were granted and leave to appeal was granted to them.

The charges upon which the appellants were tried were as follows:- “STATEMENT OF OFFBNCE: FIRST COUNT.

“Judicial corruption contrary to section 114 of the Criminal Code.

“PARTICULARS OF OFFENCB. “Chief Duruibe on or about the 19th day of March, 1938, in the “Province of Owerri being a Judicial Officer to wit a member “of the Northern Isu Native Tribunal corruptly received £3 “from Etigbue on account of his the said Chief Dur…

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