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REVEREND VINCENT OKPOGO v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 39313 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/114CA/2015  •  9 Mar 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE JCA; SAMUEL CHUKWUDUMEBI OSEJI JCA; MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN JCA;

Judgement

PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Delta State, Warri Judicial Division delivered on the 10th day of December, 2014 where the trial Court convicted and sentenced the appellant to 7 years imprisonment with hard labour.

FACTS OF THE CASE:

The Appellant was arraigned before the trial Court along with one Pastor Glory Okeoghene Abrefera and Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited on a nine-count charge of conspiracy to steal and stealing. It was alleged that the Appellant conspired to steal and stole the following:

1. Five Million Naira from PW1 Johnson Malemi;

2. Fourteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira from PW2 Fregene Patrick Bemigho;

3. Twenty-Five Million from PW3 Chief Eyituoye Awani although Ten Million Naira was returned.

These monies were deposited into the accounts of the 3rd Accused (Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited) Company in which the Appellant admitted to be both the Chairman and a Dir…

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