BUTLER LLOYD, AG. C J., NIGERIA, GRAHAM PAUL AND BROOKE, JJ.
This was an appeal against a conviction for an offence against section 114 (1) of the Criminal Code. The trial Judge in finding the accused guilty of judicial corruption records his reasons that “in my opinion the section under which the charge is laid makes “asking” for a bribe an offence and the “receiving” of a bribe another separate offence. The particulars charge the accused with “asking and receiving” a bribe I shall cure the irregularity, if irregularity it be by finding him guilty of corruptly asking for the sum of £2 and excluding the receiving.”
The grounds of appeal are :--- 1. No sufficient and legal evidence to justify the conviction.
2. No corroborative evidence to support the conviction.
3. The learned Judge misdirected himself by holding that there was sufficient corroboration of the evidence of accomplices.
4. Verdict against the weight of evidence.
5. The learned trial Judge misdirected himself by holding that a…