Alhaji Mika’ilu v. The State
The appellant and five other accused persons were charged with the offences of conspiracy, impersonation, cheating by persuasion and cheating contrary to the various provisions of the penal code. The learned trial judge then ordered written rather than oral addresses to be submitted. The appellant and 10 accused were to exchange addresses within themselves and the prosecution before the prosecution replies them. In effect the prosecution had then lost right of redress. The trial court reserved judgment which was delivered seven months.