(1961) JELR 80386 (HC)    
High Court  ·  (Charge No. LA/17C/61) ·  28 Jul 1961 ·  Nigeria
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(1961) All N.L.R. 539
Dickson, J.
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evidence ordinance
criminal procedure ordinance
ministry of health
medical practitioner
criminal code
judicial proceeding
preliminary investigation
mr kayode
provisions of section
such evidence
circumstances of the case
dentists ordinance
false representation
medical practitioners
medical registrar
qualifying experience
trial judge
false pretences
medical register
prosecution's case
subsequent judicial proceeding
accused uttered exhibit
african court of appeal
application of the director of public prosecutions
better position
criminal trial
documents state
dr alakija prosecution witness
evidence of the deposition of a witness
forgery of a certificate
forgery of a testimonial
forgery of the signature
grand jury
ninth count charges
pharmacy ordinance
portion of the section of the evidence ordinance
produces evidence
question show
record shows
said certificate
second prosecution witness
statement of the accused exhibit
third count charges

Dickson, J(reading the judgment).:-The accused is charged on an Information containing nine counts.

He is charged in the first count with forgery of a testimonial dated the 11th August, 1959; and in the second count, with forgery of the signature of one H.W. Salmon in the said testimonial; contrary to section 468 of the Criminal Code. The third count charges him with uttering the testimonial, contrary to section 468 of the Criminal Code. The fourth, fifth and sixth counts charge him respectively, with forgery of a certificate dated the 23rd March, 1956; and forgery of the signatures of one M. Critchley , and one E. Busby , thereon; all contrary to section 467 of the Criminal Code. He is charged in the seventh count with uttering the said certificate, contrary to section 468 of the Criminal Code.

In the eighth count he is charged with the offence of procuring registration by false representation, contrary to section 26 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Ordinance, Cap. 116. The ni…

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