Conviction Of Ex-Bank PHB MD, Atuche Affirmed By Supreme Court

    Francis Atuche
    Francis Atuche

    The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former Managing Director of the defunct Bank PHB Plc, Francis Atuche after about 13 years of trial.

    In the unanimous judgment read by Justice Moore Adumein, on Friday, June 28, the Supreme Court held that the appellant, Francis Atuche, failed to dislodge the finding of the trial court and the Court of Appeal on his credibility.

    The court in relying on its previous decisions to the effect that where the decision of a trial court on the demeanor of a party or witness is supported by the documentary evidence tendered, an appellate court has no business in tampering with the decision of the court.

    In conclusion, the court held that the appellant had not given it any reason to tamper with the concurrent finding of the two lower courts.


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