REX
V.
RAIMI ABUDU (AMODU)

JELR 81028 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1934-35 2 WACA 87 - 90
CORAM
Cor. Deane and Webber, C.JJ., and Graham Paul, J.
Core Terms Beta
accused
goods
evidence
delivery notes
charges
shopkeeper
triplicate notes
verdict
monthly summary
delivery note
learned chief justice
book
clerk
document
european assistant
requisition
central office
delivery note book
laws of nigeria
possession
title of evidence
triplicate delivery notes
absence of a requisition
account of the requisitioning shop
accused’s duty
afrique occidentale
central storekeeper
completion of the hearing of the appeal
considerable way
destruction of documents
different things
employ of the compagnie francaise de l
european assistant of the company
evidence of the shopkeeper
fraudulent intent
fraudulent omission of the entries
general office
monthly summary of goods
monthly summary of his employers of goods
number of branch shops
particular time
possession of the central storekeeper
production of any documents of any kind showing
requisitioning shopkeeper
said delivery notes
storekeeper of the company
view of the learned chief justice

DEANE, C.J., GOLD COAST.

In this matter the accused was charged for that he being a clerk or servant in the employ of the Compagnie Francaise de L' Afrique Occidentale did with intent to defraud (1) omit to make entry in the monthly summary of his employers of goods referred to in certain delivery notes contrary to s. 438 (c) of Cap. 21, (2) destroy the said delivery notes contrary to s. 438 (a) of Cap, 21 of the Laws of Nigeria.

There were seven charges of omitting to make a material entry and seven corresponding charges of destroying triplicate delivery notes. The charges were all heard together. The learned Chief Justice, who delivered a written judgment, found the accused not guilty on all the charges of destroying the delivery notes, but convicted him on all the charges of omitting to enter in the monthly summary the goods detailed in the delivery notes-- against these convictions he has appealed.

At the completion of the hearing of the appeal the Court decided that the appeal wo…

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