MARY U. PETER-ODILI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the decision of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in Charge No. FCT/ABJ/CR/66/2005 contained in the Judgment of Honourable Justice J. Oniyangi dated on 16th day of January 2007 in which the Appellant as accused was convicted and sentenced on Counts 1 and 2 to two (2) years Imprisonment which conviction and sentence were to run concurrently without an option of a fine.
The Appellant was before now a Police Officer of the Rank of assistant Superintendent to the Criminal Security and Intelligence Bureau, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Police force on 1st September 1972.
Sometime between April and May 2005, a case of Criminal Conspiracy, theft and receiving of a table drawer belonging to a company known as Chigo International A.C. was assigned to the Appellant for investigation. In the course of that investigation, the Appellant arre…