MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was the 2nd accused person in Charge No. B/ICPC/5/2012 filed by the respondent in the High Court of Edo State, holden at Benin City, wherein one Peter Ayeni and the appellant were charged with the following offences:
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE
Conspiracy to Confer Corrupt Advantage upon themselves and Other Public Officers Contrary to Section 26(1) (c) and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
Peter Ayeni (m), Pius Ojemolon (m) on or about the month of December 2009 at Benin City while being public officers as Permanent Secretary and Director of Finance and Account respectively at Edo State Universal Basic Education Board Conspired to use their positions to confer Corrupt advantage upon themselves and other public officers by agreeing to share the sum of N1,775,350.00 (one million seven hundred and seventy five thousand three hun…