REX
V.
T. OLUKOLU, EWUSI OF MAKUN, SHAGAMU

JELR 81003 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1939 5 WACA 118-119
CORAM
COR. BUTLER LLOYD, AG. C.J., GRAHAM PAUL AND BROOKE, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
actus reus
appeal
charge
mens rea
misdirection
offence
trial judge
case
case of r. v
criminal code
different acts
grounds of appeal
judicial corruption
learned judge
learned trial judge
omission
regard
witnesses
absence of the defendants
accomplices
capacity of a spy
c j.
crown counsel
decision
further grounds
george
judge’s reasons
learned counsel
legal evidence
main argument
much quoted case
number of other persons
political conspiracy
present case
question of a conspiracy
reasonable ground of complaint
reasons
spy
sufficient corroboration of the evidence of accomplices
witness lawani dawodu
words of professor kenny

 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…

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