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(2018) JELR 46210 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/547C/2016 ·  15 Feb 2018 ·  Nigeria
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UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was charged before the Federal High Court, Lagos Division for being in possession of the sum of Two Million Nine Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, Two Hundred and Seventy Two United States Dollars (US$2,917,272.00) during his outbound clearance for travel to Addis Ababa and for failure to declare the said money to the Nigeria Customs Service as required by the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.

Three witnesses were called in proof of the Charge, while the Appellant testified in his defence and did not call any witness. In its judgment delivered on 9th February, 2016, the lower Court convicted the Appellant as charged. The judgment of the lower Court is at pages 235-269 of the Records. The Appellant, dissatisfied with the judgment appealed against the same. The Notice of Appeal is at pages 270- 289 of the Records.

As required by the Rules of Court, the Records of Appeal were compiled and transmitted and briefs …

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