IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY
IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION
HOLDEN AT JABI, ABUJA
BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP: HON. JUSTICE D. Z. SENCHI
COURT CLERKS: T. P. SALLAH & ORS
COURT NUMBER: HIGH COURT NO. 19
DATE: 10/12/18
FCT/HC/CR/43/12
BETWEEN:
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA------------

COMPLAINANT

AND
1. PATRICK PILLAH
2. LUGARD EDEGBE

DEFENDANTS

JUDGMENT

On the 19th November, 2015 this case commenced de novo and
the 1st and 2nd Defendants pleaded not guilty to the 4th
amended charge. The 4th amended charge reads as follows:COUNT ONE
That you Patrick Pillah(m) and Lugard Edegbe(m) on or about
the month of July, 2000 while being Public Officer at Abuja
Municipal Area Council Abuja as Secretary of Committee for
Resolution of Disputes involving land and Zonal Land Manager
respectively conspired to use your said positions to confer
corrupt advantage upon relations and associates of Patrick
Pillah by causing the title documents of Plot SS1 Jikwoyi
Extension III to be made in favour of Pax Education Resource
an unregistered company belonging to Patrick Pillah’s relations
and associates and you thereby committed an offence contrary
to Section 26(1)(c) and punishable under Section 19 of the
Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
COUNT TWO
That you Patrick Pillah(m) and Lugard Edegbe(m) on or about
the month of July, 2000 at Abuja while being public officers in
Abuja Municipal Area Council Abuja as Secretary of Committee
of Resolution of Disputes involving Land and Zonal Land
Manager respectively used your said Office to confer corrupt
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