REX
V.
EMANUEL SHOKALE GEORGE .

JELR 81121 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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Other Citations
1936-37 3 WACA 31-32
CORAM
Cor. KINGDON, PETRIDES and WEBBER, C.JJ.
Core Terms Beta
letter
attempt
nigeria
currency notes
african currency notes
appeal
person
case
court
currency note
evidence
point
proof
british postal order
conclusion of this evidence
copy
crime
envelope
envelope shows
evidence of a handwriting expert
exhibit
firm
ground of appeal
house
ibadan division of the high court
ijebu ode
incriminating part of the letter
intended recipient
law
learned trial judge
lower court
nigeria attempts
notes
only kind of currency notes
ordinary meaning
pence
points
prosecution
prosecution counsel
second point
shillings
submission
terms of the letter
years’ i.h.l.

 KINGDON, C.J., NIGERIA.

In this case the appellant was charged before the Ibadan Division of the High Court at Ijebu Ode with contravening section 8A of the West African Currency Notes Ordinance, which reads as follows :-

“8A. If any person while in Nigeria attempts to procure another person to forge any currency note, whether in Nigeria or at any place not in Nigeria, he shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for ten years.”

The evidence for the prosecution consisted of the putting in of a letter and its envelope (Exhibit “A”) and proof that appellant produced a copy (Exhibit “B”) of “A” from his house, and evidence of a handwriting expert that “ A “ and “ B” were identical. The letter is addressed to a firm in the U.S.A. and is signed “ E. S. George.” The incriminating part of the letter consists of the words “ Herewith enclosed a British Postal Order (No. I.C.OO8861) of (2s. 6d.) two shillings and six pence, to buy one-fourth of one hundred of currency notes.” The envelope sho…

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