Rex V. Obassi Enyi Ubi Obonwa (1937)
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Slave dealing contrary to section 369 (2) of the Criminal Code—Sex 0:-Convictionby Highchild subject of charge wrongly stated in information.
Held : Failure to state correctly the sex of child alleged to be subject of slaver”, is fatal, and conviction on that count quashed. There is no need to set out the facts. Ivor Brace for Crown. Appellants in person. The following joint judgment was delivered :—BUTLER LLOYD, Ag.C.J., NIGERIA, BAKER AND BROOKE, JJ. There is nothing in this appeal except for the point raised by the Court that the sex of the child Obassi is wrongly stated in the second count of the information. In our opinion this is fatal, the convictions and sentences on this count must be quashed.
The appeal as to the first count is dismissed.