Year of Call: 1998
Clerk: Nigel East
Nuhu specialises in general crime, regulatory crime as well as immigration and nationality and is instructed to prosecute and defend. He is a Crown Prosecution Service Grade 3 Prosecutor.
A member of the Criminal Bar Association, Nuhu was appointed to the Attorney General’s Unified List of Prosecuting Advocates in 2006. Nuhu was appointed to the recently formed Specialist Regulatory List of Advocates to prosecute for the Environment Agency, Health & Safety Executive and Office of Rail Regulation in 2012. He regularly prosecutes for Local Authorities and Government Departments, including numerous cases for the Deprtment for Work and Pensions and insolvency cases for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Some of his work includes R v Diana Jones  where Nuhu was a led junior for the defence in a case involving the management of brothels in Cardiff and Swindon with proceeds of Crime Act Proceedings totalling over £4 million. He was also involved in HSE v R.P. Traffic Management Limited  where he prosecuted on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive following a fatal accident on the M4 motorway. One of his more recent cases, conducted in 2012 was the prosecution case of R v. Kansara, Francis & Capper (Operation Willowday); a complicated VAT fraud on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs which involved car dealers attempting to claim back VAT on high value vehicles purportedly sold and exported to customers in Kenya, Tanzania and India.
Reported cases that Nuhu has worked on include resisting two appeals against conviction in the Court of Appeal in R v Yaman & Yaman  Crim. L. R. 896 (CA(Crim Div)); where an appellant was appealing a conviction for wounding with intent and his mother, a conviction for perverting the course of justice. The appeals were based on bad character evidence and self-defence but were dismissed. A further such reported case includes R v Craig Lewis and Shane Thomas  EWCA Crim 2895 where he resisted an appeal against conviction in the Court of Appeal based on identification and multiple breaches of Code D of PACE. Nuhu also handled TD v Secretary of State for the Home Department  Imm. A.R. 569, an appeal involving the issue of ‘sole responsibility’ within the Immigration Rules in relation to children, entry clearance and family reunification.
Nuhu was educated at Cheltenham College before going on to study at Cardiff University, Warwick University and Nottingham Law School. He spent two years working for the human rights organisation ‘Liberty’ before coming to the Bar.