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ADEOYE ADEKUNLE v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38660 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/127CA/2016  •  31 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
UZO IFEYINWA NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA JCA;

Judgement

OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is an offshoot of the decision of the High Court of Osun State, holden at Ile-Ife (hereinafter called the lower Court), coram judice: F. E. Awolalu, J., in suit No.HIF/14C/2007, delivered on 17th December, 2014. Before the lower Court, the appellant and the respondent were the accused person and the complainant respectively.

The facts of the case, which metamorphosed into the appeal, are submissive to brevity and simplicity. The Staff Cooperative Investment and Credit Society Limited (the Society) of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife had a current account with Skye Bank Plc. The signatures of the signatories to the account were forged in its cheques drawn in favour of certain beneficiaries unconnected with the Society. One Supo Adesakin was employed in the Society as its loan officer, cheque writer and book keeper. The appellant, a staff of the Ministry of Commerce and Ind…

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