REX
V.
JOSEPH WILLIAMS & SAMUEL OGIDAN

JELR 81063 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1943 9 WACA 204-210
CORAM
COR. BAKER, AG. C.J., BROOKE AND WADDINGTON, JJ.
Core Terms Beta
trial
indictment
summary trial
high court
first accused
preliminary investigation
second accused
separate indictments
simultaneous trial
such thing
consolidation of cases
criminal trial
crown counsel
kano native administration
present case
previous decisions
term indictment
case of an information
case of the first accused
charles dennis
criminal code
criminal court of appeal
existence of separate indictments
finding of a jury
following passage
much cement
notice of appeal
ordinary language
protectorate courts rules
quarter sessions
question of jurisdiction
sharp distinction
stealing charges
strict sense
trial court
trial judge
various quantities of cement
various times
way of accusation
weight of evidence
west african court of appeal
word indictment
written accusation

 BAKER, AG. C.J., BROOKE AND WADDINGTON, JJ, NIGERIA

The two accused were charge each in nine counts with stealing, in the case of the first accused against section 390 (6) as he was transport clerk employed by the Kano Native Administration and of the second accused who was Agent of the Firm of Gottschalck against section 390: counts 1-9 and 11-19 relate respectively to the same transactions. There was a tenth count in which the two accused were charged jointly with conspiracy but the Judge ruled that there was no case made out on this count. There were subsequently added at the trial two counts Nos. 20 and 21 contra. Section 467 of the Criminal Code on which the second accused had been separately committed for trial: he was acquitted on these counts. Counts 1-9 charge the first accused with stealing various quantities of cement the property of his employer at various times between July and October 1st, 1942. Counts 11 to 19 charge the second accused with stealing the same respective …

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