Supreme Court of Nigeria rules

The Supreme Court Rules do not provide for award of costs in criminal cases

Egunjobi v. Federal Republic of Nigeria [2013] 3 NWLR (Pt. 1342) 534 at 559-560, paras. H-A, per Fabiyi, JSC:

“…learned counsel for the respondent urged that the appeal be dismissed with substantial costs. This is the first time I will read such a thing in a brief of argument dealing [with] a criminal matter. Learned counsel should know better. The rules of the court did not touch on same. It is unheard of and should not be repeated”.


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