IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Mr Job Oni was the complainant before a Kaduna State Chief Magistrates Court, holden at Makera, Kaduna State (trial Court). In his evidence he stated that he knew Mr. Christian Spiess, the accused/appellant, and that he used to work for CONDEM (the accused's company) from time to time as a carpenter. The business of the company, he said, was that of making of satellite dishes sometime in 1999, the appellant was charged before the trial Court as follows:
That on or about the 18th day of July, 1999 at No. 8 Block 3, Gafai Street, behind Kaduna Textile Limited, Kaduna, you commit (sic) criminal Trespass by entering into the above named premises, then in possession of Job Oni and dismantled a Satellite Dish then in possession of Job Oni, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 348 of the Penal Code.
That you, on or about the 18th day of July, 1999 at No. 8 block 3 Gafai Street, behind Kaduna Te…