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12 March 1966

Nigeria Government Gazette supplement dated 1966-03-12 number 23 part A

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Supplement to Official Gazette Extraordinary No. 23, Vol. 53,
                                                              12th March,
                                                              1966—Part A



  THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS (AMENDMENT) DECREE 1966




                                  Decree No. 11

                                                       ~       [7th March 1966]       Commence-
                                                                                      ment,

        THE FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENThereby decrees
   as follows :----   =

        1.—(1) The following section shall be substituted,
   of the High Court of Lagos Act as replaced by secti
                                                           for
                                                             section 50               Amendment
                                                       oni3of the High                of High
   Court of Lagos (Amendment) Act 1960—                                              ’ Court of
                                    .                                                . Lagos Act.
   ‘Appeals. by                                                      ,                Cap. 80.
                           50.—(1) The prosecutor may on any ground of
   Prosecutors.       appeal whic h involves a question pf law alone, appea
                                                                                      1960 No. Il.
                      the Supreme Court as of right from a decis       l to
                                                                 ion of the
                      High’ Court in any criminal proceedings
                                                                before the
                      High Courtsitting at first instance.
                          (2) The prosecutor may with the leave of
                     Court or the Supreme Court appeal
                                                                   the
                                                                 ‘High
                                                       to the Supreme
                    -Court—          .
                          {a) on anyground of appeal whichin
                                                             volves    a question
                       of fgct alone, or a question of mixed lawa
                                                                  nd fact, from a
                       decision of the High Court in any criminal
                       before the
                                                                     proceedings
                                   High Court Sitting at first instance ; or
                  .       (4) on any groundof appeal which
                                                              involves a question
                       of Jaw alone, from a decision of the Hig
                       criminal appeal from the magistrates’ cour
                                                                  h Court in any
                                                                     t,         "
                         (3) In this section “decision” has the
                                                                   same meaning        .
                    as in section 117 (7) of the Constitution  of the Federation.’   1963 No. 20.
       (2) Section 49a of the High
  section 4 of the High Court of LagoCour
                                      s
                                          t of Lagos Act(as inserted by Cap. 80,
                                        (Ame  ndme
  renumbered so as to becomesection 50a of that nt) Act 1960) shall be 1960 No. 11
  of Part IVa of that Act (as inserted by the
                                                       Act ;
                                                      and in the heading                      oO
                                              said section 4) and in the
  marginal note to the said section 50a, after
  there shall be inserted the word             the word “Provisions”
                                         s “before and”.

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