REX
V.
SHAIBU YAKUBU

JELR 81054 (WACA)    
West Africa Court of Appeal  ·  West Africa [For WACA cases]
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1944 10 WACA 367-268
CORAM
Cor. KINGDON, HARRAGIN, C.JJ. AND BROOKE, J.
Core Terms Beta
section
forgery
case
clerk
criminal code
particulars of offence
account of the public service of nigeria
conviction
kano
money
native treasury
18th day of february
appeal
books
counts
james
kano province
offence
particulars
accounts
audit of the accounts
consequence of the report
cover amounts
different character
directions of the emir of kano
district officer
ernest bandoh
lesser offence
mallam atiku katsina
mallam shaibu yakubu
native authority
obtaining of money
property of the kano native authority
public service
relevant facts
report
shaibu yakubu
very essence of the crime

 Harragin, C.J. :- In this case the relevant facts may be set out shortly as follows. A clerk in a native treasury (the Appellant in this case) reported to his District Officer that for some time he had been falsifying the books in order to cover amounts withdrawn from the cash on the directions of the Emir of Kano.

In consequence of the report an audit of the accounts was made with the result that the Appellant and another clerk were charged on six counts with various offences. At the end of I the case the second accused was discharged and the Appellant convicted on counts 2 and 6 which read as follows :- “Statement of Offence-2nd Count. “Forgery, contrary to section 467 (3) (c) of the Criminal Code.

*Page 268

Particulars of Offence. “Mallam Shaibu Yakubu and Mallam Atiku Katsina, on or before the 18th day of February, 1944, at Kano in the Kano Province, forged a document relating to the obtaining of money payable on account of the public service of Nigeria, to wit, an order by the Em…

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