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People v. Shokunbi

NOVEMBER 16, 1967.

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

SAMUEL SHOKUNBI, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Hon. JAMES SULLIVAN, Judge, presiding. Reversed.

MR. PRESIDING JUSTICE ENGLISH DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT.

CRIME CHARGED

Practicing medicine without a license. *fn1

JUDGMENT

After a bench trial, defendant was found guilty and sentenced to a term of six months in jail.

CONTENTIONS ON APPEAL

(1) The evidence did not prove defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

(2) The information was defective for want of specificity.

(3) The court erred in admitting into evidence products of an unlawful search and seizure.

EVIDENCE

Robert Savage, for the state.

He was the police officer who arrested the defendant on January 31, 1966. He went to defendant's office, knocked on the outer door, was admitted, announced his office and "related to defendant that he was mentioned in a letter from the sheriff of Freeport, Illinois in reference to his conduct down there."

The office was located in one of Chicago's downtown office buildings. "Reverant Shokumbi" was printed on the outer door. The office consisted of one large room and two smaller rooms. The large room contained a desk, a telephone, a typewriter and one chair.

Savage observed no activity in the office at that time which led him to believe that any crime had been committed. Nor had he a warrant for defendant's arrest. In answer to his inquiry as to the type of business he was in, defendant stated that he was a metaphysician and that "he ...


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