MOHAMMED LAWAL GARBA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant and the 2nd - 4th Respondents were charged on a three (3) counts charge contained on the Amended Information dated 9th February, 2012 before the High Court of Lagos State (High Court) for the following offences: -
a. Conspiracy to commit an offence to wit obtaining by false pretence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2005. (1st Count).
b. Obtaining money by false pretences contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2003. (2nd Count).
c. Stealing the sum of N42.5 Million property of Nigress and Hontas Limited. Oso Afolabi, Kingway Securities Limited, Samuel Faniran, Ariel Investment Management Limited and Olasibo Onileowo contrary to and punishable under Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2003 (3rd Count)."
The Appellant and other Defendants to the charge pleaded not guilty to the offences and at the c…