IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE F.C.T.
IN THE ABUJA JUDICIAL DIVISION
HOLDEN AT KUBWA, ABUJA
ON THURSDAY, THE 11TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2018
BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP: HON. JUSTICE K. N. OGBONNAYA
JUDGE
SUIT NO.: FCT/HC/CR/161/2016

BETWEEN:
THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

COMPLAINANT

AND
NKECHI CAROLINE AMADI (ALIAS ONYEMACHI UCHECHI)

DEFENDANT

SENTENCE
On the 14/11/17 Nkechi Caroline Amadi pleaded guilty to all the three-Count
Charge of cheating read to her upon her arraignment. This Court convicted her
accordingly on all the three Counts.
The parties explored and entered into Plea Bargaining Agreement which has
recently become part of our jurisprudence since 2015 when the Administration of
Criminal Justice Act came into being.
The parties reduced the terms of the Plea Bargaining Agreement into writing.
They signed same, filed it in Court and presented it to this Court. This Court
acknowledged the receipt of the said Plea Bargaining Agreement and took
judicial notice of it.
It is important to note that Plea Bargaining Agreement does not stand as
sentence. It does not equally mean that a convict cannot be sentenced. That
means that it does not take the place of sentence.
JUDGMENT IN FRN VS. NKECHI CAROLINE AMADI

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