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FAITH NWAKAMMA (OBINNA) v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38359 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/741C/17  •  13 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HAMMA AKAWU BARKA JCA;

Judgement

CHIDI NWAOMA UWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The High Court of Niger State, presided over by Ahmed A. Bima, J. in its judgment delivered on the 16th day of June, 2017 convicted the appellant for criminal breach of trust in the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) while the 2nd and 3rd accused persons, her husband and father, respectively charge along with her were discharged.

The background facts are that the Appellant was an employee of Jetta Agro Solutions Limited, Suleja, Niger State as a sales representative and rose to be the Secretary/Accountant of the company. Her schedule of duty included collection of sales receipts of each day, entering same into the sales book, totaling/balancing the accounts and would hand over the money and figures to the manager. It was alleged that the Appellant did record all the sales receipts in the companys records between 2007 and 2008. Within the period of 2007 2008, auditing of the account of the company, it was discovered that…

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