Two days ago, I wrote an account in my blog about the abduction and accusation of two Nigerian young women by the AEPB. So many comments have been made for and against. A lot of these comments have been great, some of them have been ignorant.
I have now uploaded some further information for your consideration. Please click here to read the transcript of the No Case Submission made by the counsel to the accused women which was subsequently adopted by the court.
In Nigerian law, after the close of the prosecution case, whether in a Magistrates’ Court hearing or even the Supreme Court, the defence can make a no case submission. A no case submission is an argument that, on the evidence led there is no case for the accused to answer. The question to be answered by the magistrate or judge is whether on the evidence as it stands the accused could lawfully be convicted.
In the case against Ms. Ojo and Ms. Olofu, the court adopted the no case submission and dismissed the charges.
But make sure you read the submission, its contents will alarm you! It is best viewed on your computer/laptop.