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SOLA ADIO OLUSESI V. THE STATE

(1970) JELR 33635 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.248/1969 (-1)  •  22 May 1970  •  Nigeria

Coram
IAN LEWIS JSC; CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC; ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS JSC;

Judgement

FATAI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment):- In Charge No. LN5C/69 in the High Court of Lagos the two accused persons stood trial upon an information containing thirteen counts-twelve of fraudulent false accounting and one of stealing.

The first accused (Sola Adio Olusesi) was charged alone in six of the counts with fraudulent false accounting, the particulars of each of which stated that being a clerk employed by the John Holt Shipping Services Ltd., Apapa, he omitted from the cash-book of the said company, on a specified date and with intent to defraud, a particular sum of money received on that specified date from the Barclays Bank at Apapa.

The second accused (Clarence Igoinfa) alone was also charged in six of the remaining seven counts with fraudulent false accounting. The particulars of each of these stated that being a clerk employed by the same John Holt Shipping Services Ltd., Apapa, with intent to defraud, he was privy to each of the omissions, specified in theā€¦

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