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RUTH ADEHWE AWETO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 38330 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.584/2015  •  26 Jan 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC; PAUL ADAMU GALINJE JSC; SIDI DAUDA BAGE JSC;

Judgement

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant herein and one Mr. Adekanye Komolafe were provost and bursar respectively of Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan. They were arraigned before the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan charged with offences bordering on contravention of Section 17(1)(c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000. During the trial, the prosecution called five witnesses and tendered several documents in evidence. The Appellant and her co-accused testified in their defence and called additional four witnesses.

At the end of the trial and in a reserved and considered judgment, the Appellant and her co-accused were each convicted under counts 5, 6, 7 and 8 and sentenced to one year imprisonment on each count. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

The Appellant was dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial Court. Being aggrieved, she appealed to the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, where her appeal was dismissed. She has n…

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