REX
V.
PATRICK OSAKWE

JELR 81071 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1946-49 12 WACA 366-367
CORAM
AMES, AG. C.J. (NIGERIA), ABBOTT AND HALLINAN, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
section
appeal
duplicity
counts
demand
person
property
conviction
indictment
learned trial judge
offence of public servants
oyo province
proviso
public officers
public service
reward
r. v
thompson
21st day of april
african court of appeal ordinance
case
court thompson’s case
duties
grounds of appeal
ingredients of this latter offence
learned judge
motor licensing authority
mr. taylor
mr. taylor’s argument
mr. taylor submitte9
offence of extortion
offence of public officers
only ground of appeal
particulars of this count
part of the count
patrick osakwe
performance of his duties
precise c point
present session of the court
relevant part of the information
said count
statement of offence-first count
such money
such motor licensing authority
supreme court of the ibadan judicial division
taylor

Ames, Ag. C.J. This is an appeal from a conviction in the Supreme Court of the Ibadan Judicial Division for an offence of extortion by public officers, contrary to section 99 of the Criminal Code. The relevant part of the information filed against the appellant was as follows;-

“Statement of offence-first count

“Extortion by Public Officers, contrary to section 99 of the Criminal Code.

“Particular “Patrick Osakwe (m) on the 21st day of April, 1948, at Ibadan, Oyo Province, being a person employed in the Public Service, that is to say, a member of the Nigeria Police Force, and carrying out duties for the Motor Licensing Authority, Oyo Province, did demand or accept the reward of £1 from one Raji Adegoke (m) for the performance of his duties for such Motor Licensing Authority, such money being beyond his proper pay and emoluments.”

There were two other counts in the information; one for an offence of public officers receiving property to show favour, contrary to section 100, and the other f…

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