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Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by fergie001: 1:18pm On Dec 20, 2021
The Supreme Court has upturned the conviction of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Agburuwhuo Nwobike.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned him before a Lagos State High Court for the perversion of justice.

The 18 counts bordered on attempting to pervert the course of justice, offering gratification to a public officer and giving false information to an EFCC official. He was convicted in 2018 on 12 of the counts by Justice Raliatu Adebiyi.

Nwobike was subsequently stripped of his SAN title.

Dissatisfied with his conviction, he appealed the matter but the Court of Appeal upheld the conviction.

However, a five-member panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Monday quashed the conviction.

The court ruled that the EFCC lacked the power to prosecute anyone for the offence of perversion of justice.

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BACKGROUND

The EFCC had on March 9, 2016 arraigned Mr. Nwobike before Justice Adebiyi on a five​-​count charge of allegedly offering gratification and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The lawyer faced criminal prosecution for allegedly bribing Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court judge to refrain from exercising the duties of his office.

The defendant admitted in his statement to the EFCC that he gave N750,000 to Justice Yunusa to assist the Judge in th​​e treatment of his ailing mother who allegedly suffered from kidney disease.

One of the counts reads: “You Dr Joseph Nwobike (SAN) on the 28th day of March 2015 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, intentionally gave the sum of N750,000 to Honourable Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court directly through your United Bank for Africa Account No. 1002664061 in order that the said Judge refrains from acting in the exercise of his official duties and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 64 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11 of 2011”.

Mr. Nwobike pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him, hence the trial which judgment was given today.

He was sentenced to one month in prison for each of the 12 counts and was stripped of his Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title.

He approached the Court of Appeal but his case was dismissed in December 2019, before approaching the Supreme Court.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Nobody: 1:22pm On Dec 20, 2021
Nigeria sef, EFCC dey do the work of the NPF

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by seunmsg(m): 1:25pm On Dec 20, 2021
The court ruled that the EFCC lacked the power to prosecute anyone for the offence of perversion of justice.

Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by FreeStuffsNG: 1:26pm On Dec 20, 2021
Hahaha....See technicality. According to the SC, he perverted the law but EFCC has no right to prosecute him for perverting the law. Smh

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Golan007: 1:26pm On Dec 20, 2021
Does the issue of double jeopardy prevent him from being tried by the "correct" agency ?

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Golan007: 1:26pm On Dec 20, 2021
FreeStuffsNG:
Hahaha....See technicality. According to the SC, he perverted the law but EFCC has no right to prosecute him for perverting the law. Smh

Our judiciary stinks.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by fergie001: 1:33pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.
That is the law bro....

EFCC is empowered to investigate and prosecute money laundering and other financial crimes.

Perversion of Justice is outside the purview of the EFCC, I believe that should be within the powers of the Police.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Kriss216: 1:44pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.
You didn't add Tinubu and his bullion vans that was left off the hook .

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by iokpebholo: 1:49pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.
Abi oh....Just d way Tinubu was left off d hook on d basis of technicality by d code of conduct tribunal...At least we are very good at history grin grin grin grin

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by ojun50(m): 1:54pm On Dec 20, 2021
Most ministry's no Sabi there work that is why this country dey the way he dey

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Racoon(m): 1:55pm On Dec 20, 2021
Kriss216:
You didn't add Tinubu and his bullion vans that was left off the hook.
And the hypocrite quickly left the chat room once his bullion vans demigod was mentioned.Meanwhile, the judiciary have long rendered itself useless with its corruption abetting judgements.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by BruncleZuma: 1:58pm On Dec 20, 2021
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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by MadamExcellency: 1:58pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.

You left out Tinubu in the case of CCB Tribunal.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Frestuffng: 1:59pm On Dec 20, 2021
buhari loses

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Starboytwo(m): 1:59pm On Dec 20, 2021
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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by dannyspeejay(m): 2:00pm On Dec 20, 2021
Wahala just full ground
Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Healthybiz: 2:00pm On Dec 20, 2021
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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Nobody: 2:01pm On Dec 20, 2021
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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by blackboy2star(m): 2:01pm On Dec 20, 2021
My country Naija... All trying to wrong the right
Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Ndimkpurummiri(m): 2:03pm On Dec 20, 2021
If the news was other way round some cannibals from the land of barbeque human being would be abusing Buhari now none of them hail him
Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by hillperman: 2:03pm On Dec 20, 2021
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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Bastardlyrich: 2:03pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.
I use to think you are a Yoruba Christian,never knew you are a Yoruba muslim.

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by free2ryhme: 2:03pm On Dec 20, 2021
fergie001:


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PREVIOUS THREAD:
https://www.nairaland.com/4480097/breaking-judge-sentences-convicted-senior#67156732



He was sentenced to one month in prison for each of the 12 counts and was stripped of his Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title.

He approached the Court of Appeal but his case was dismissed in December 2019, before approaching the Supreme Court.
Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by ma373733(m): 2:03pm On Dec 20, 2021
seunmsg:


Another criminal is left off the hook on the basis of technicality. Bode George, Orji Kalu, Olisa Metuh and now Nwobike. Supreme court keeps voiding their conviction based on technical jargon.

What about tinubu and gandollar undecided

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by NGArmyTerrorist: 2:04pm On Dec 20, 2021
EFCC doing the work of a Police! Why una no go carry belle with una fake Change! The other room dey strong! See belle don dey rise!

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Investorozay: 2:04pm On Dec 20, 2021
Golan007:


Our judiciary stinks.

efcc stinks too
thats not their job

na small G and chewing gum boys dem dey get strength
when they meet their match, dem japa

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by Otuegbe: 2:04pm On Dec 20, 2021
Buhari the illiterate was quick to use efcc .
Wat is osibanjo doing in aso Rock self?

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Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by bigdammyj: 2:05pm On Dec 20, 2021
Okay
Re: Joseph Nwobike Beats EFCC At The Supreme Court, Gets Reinstated As SAN by mrvitalis(m): 2:05pm On Dec 20, 2021
How can efcc be losing case based on technicality I don't get ...don't they have in-house mock trial ?

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