ALI ABUBAKAR BABANDI GUMEL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Division delivered on 15th June, 2015 in charge No.FHC/IB/36C/2015.
The Appellant was arraigned on a 5 count charge along with 5 other persons for a variety of offences. The 5 count charge is:-
That you PATIENCE OKORO EYE, AFOLABI OLUFEMI JOHNSON, ILORI ADEKUNLE SUNDAY, KOLAWOLE BABALOLA, OLANIRAN MUNIRU ADEOLA and FATAI ADEDOKUN YUSUF on or about 5th August, 2014 in Ibadan within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, have by virtue of abuse of your office, being employees of Central Bank of Nigeria, contributed to the economic adversity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria when you destroyed a box marked Counted Audited Dirty filled with Newspapers in place of a box containing N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) of N1,000 denomination and which activity led to the increase of money in circulation which the briquetting exercise of Central Ban…