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CHRISTOPHER MADIEBO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 37458 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1354C/2016  •  7 Jul 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Lagos State in Charge No: ID/191C/12 delivered on 3rd August, 2012 by Honourable Justice L.A. Okunnu, wherein the Appellant was found guilty of the offence of stealing contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C17, Vol 2, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.

The material facts of the case culminating in this appeal are herein summarized thus:

Upon the illness of one B.C. Madiebo, founder and chairman of B.C. Madiebo and Co., an incorporated Insurance Brokerage Firm, the Appellant was appointed by Mrs. Mabel Madiebo, the Vice-Chairman to run the affairs of the company. The activities of the Appellant while in charge of the company, led to the lodging of a petition dated 8th December, 2009 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The petition which was brought on behalf of the company by its legal representative, contained allegations that the Appellant …

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