NASIRU YUSUF v. THE STATE
(2018) LPELR-46718(CA)

In The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
On Wednesday, the 23rd day of May, 2018

CA/K/168/C/2017

Before Their Lordships
ZAINAB ADAMU BULKACHUWA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

AMINA AUDI WAMBAI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

Between
NASIRU YUSUF Appellant(s)
AND
THE STATE Respondent(s)

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RATIO DECIDENDI
1. APPEAL - BRIEF OF ARGUMENT: Attitude of Court to a bad/faulty/inelegant brief of argument

"the inelegant nature of the Appellant's brief of argument notwithstanding, it is settled law that no
matter how bad or faulty a brief of argument is written, an Appellate Court should not close its eyes to
its existence in order to do substantial justice in the matter. This is so because the overriding interest of
justice supersedes the inelegant and faulty format of the brief more so in a criminal case such as the one
at hand where the liberty of a citizen is at stake." Per WAMBAI, J.C.A. (Pp. 5-6, Paras. E-A) (...read in
context)

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