Must an Application for the Enforcement of Fundamental Rights of an Applicant who Has Been Charged for a Criminal Offence Be Filed at the Same Court He was Charged In

CASE TITLE: PAUL ITEH v. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) (2022) LPELR-57438(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: 12TH APRIL, 2022 JUSTICES: HAMMA AKAWU BARKA, JCA UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA BATURE ISAH GAFAI, JCA COURT DIVISION: ABUJA PRACTICE AREA: Constitutional Law- Enforcement of Fundamental Human Right(s) FACTS: The Appellant, who was the Applicant in the High Court of…

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Whether Local Government Elections Are Appealable to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court

CASE TITLE: BARR ILIYA IBN ALIYU v. ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS & ORS (2022) LPELR-57345(SC) JUDGMENT DATE: 18TH FEBRUARY, 2022 JUSTICES: CHIMA CENTUS NWEZE, JSC AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, JSC HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, JSC TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, JSC EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM, JSC PRACTICE AREA:              ELECTORAL MATTERS- ELECTION FACTS: The Appellant was interested…

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Whether Leave to Appeal Granted to an Aggrieved Party can Inure to the Benefit of a Party Not Aggrieved

CASE TITLE: THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF ESTATE SURVEYORS AND VALUERS v. MR. BODE ADEDIJI & ORS (2022) LPELR-57072(CA) JUDGMENT DATE: FRIDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY, 2022 JUSTICES: FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI, JCA ABUBAKAR MAHMUD TALBA, JCA PETER OYINKENIMIEMI AFFEN, JCA COURT DIVISION: KADUNA PRACTICE AREA:              LEAVE OF COURT/…

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Whether a Local Government Congress Election of A Political Party is a Pre-Election Matter and Justiciable in Law

CASE TITLE:                         DR. TONY MACFOY & ORS v. MUSA MUHAMMAD CHOLA & 1325 ORS (2022) LPELR-56982(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           17TH FEBRUARY, 2022 JUSTICES:                            HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI, JCA BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, JCA BATURE ISAH GAFAI, JCA PRACTICE AREA:               ELECTORAL MATTERS- POLITICAL PARTY FACTS: The suit is substantially about the contest on the APC…

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Jurisdiction of the State High Court over Islamic Issue(s) between Muslims where Same Is not an Issue of Islamic Personal Law

CASE TITLE:                         ALHAJI LASISI IBIYEMI v. HRM OBA JIMOH ADEBISI OKUNADE & ORS (2022) LPELR-56636(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           21ST JANUARY, 2022 JUSTICES:                            RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU, JCA JAMES GAMBO ABUNDAGA, JCA YUSUF ALHAJI BASHIR, JCA COURT DIVISION:            AKURE PRACTICE AREA:               JURISDICTION- JURISDICTION OF THE STATE HIGH COURT FACTS: The Appellant (Alhaji Lasisi…

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Will Addition of an Item to the List of Exhibits in a Charge Amount to an Amendment Which Would Warrant Taking a Fresh Plea by the Accused

CASE TITLE:                         MELI INEMIEBI v. THE STATE (2022) LPELR-57020(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           10TH MARCH, 2022 JUSTICES:                            ABUBAKAR MAHMUD TALBA, JCA                                            MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, JCA                                            KENNETH IKECHUKWU AMADI, JCA COURT DIVISION:            KADUNA PRACTICE AREA:              CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE- CRIMINAL TRIAL/PROCEEDINGS: FACTS Meli Inemiebi (Appellant), along with one Michael Okeke, were jointly charged…

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Can a Property Not Specifically Mentioned in a Will but Incorporated in the Residuary Clause Be Said to Have Fallen into Intestacy

CASE TITLE:                         MR. OMOBUDE OMONUWA VS MR. BENSON EDEGBE AND ORS (2022) LPELR-57135(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           15TH MARCH, 2022 JUSTICES:                            UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, JCA JAMES GAMBO ABUNDAGA, JCA ADEMOLA SAMUEL BOLA, JCA PRACTICE AREA:               WILLS AND PROBATE- WILL FACTS: The Appellant’s father, Pa Wilifred Aimiyekagbon Omonuwa, died on 28th January, 2012. He was…

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Whether Defection of a Governor/Deputy Governor from the Political Party on the Platform of Which They Were Elected Can Be a Ground for Removal from Office

CASE TITLE:                         SENATOR SONI OGBUOJI & ORS v. ENGR DAVID NWEZE UMAHI & ORS (2022) LPELR-57166(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           1ST APRIL, 2022 JUSTICES:                            AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, JCA JOSEPH OLUBUNMI KAYODE OYEWOLE, JCA SYBIL ONYEJI NWAKA GBAGI, JCA PRACTICE AREA:               Electoral Matters- Defection to another Political Party FACTS: Engr David Nweze Umahi and…

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Which Court Has Jurisdiction to Entertain a Garnishee Proceeding against the Central Bank Of Nigeria

CASE TITLE:                         CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA v. ACCESS BANK PLC & ORS (2022) LPELR-57017(CA) JUDGMENT DATE:           10TH MARCH, 2022 JUSTICES:                            MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, JCA BITRUS GYARAZAMA SANGA, JCA MOHAMMED BABA IDRIS, JCA COURT DIVISION             KADUNA PRACTICE AREA:               PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE- GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS FACTS: Access Bank Plc. (1st Respondent) (Formerly Diamond Bank…

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Whether the EFCC can Investigate and Prosecute the Offence of “Attempt to Pervert the Course of Justice”

CASE TITLE:                         DR. JOSEPH NWOBIKE, SAN v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA (2021) LPELR-56670(SC) JUDGMENT DATE:           20TH DECEMBER 2021 JUSTICES:                            OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA, JSC JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU, JSC ABDU ABOKI, JSC TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, JSC PRACTICE AREA:               GOVERNMENT AGENCY- ECONOMIC and FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION FACTS: DR. JOSEPH NWOBIKE, SAN (Appellant)…

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