The Managing Director of Eunisell Ltd, Mr Chika Ikenga, has told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he has no document to show that the former employee of his company, Kenneth Amadi, defrauded Eunisell Ltd.
Chika Ikenga is the first prosecution witness in the trial of Mr Kenneth Amadi charged by the Attorney General of the Federation for alleged alterations and diversion of Eunisell’s money to his company.
He stated this in his evidence in chief led by the prosecutor, Mrs Adorenke Umana, at the last hearing date and thereafter, the defence counsel, Mr Emeka Etiaba, SAN, commenced his cross examination but could not conclude it, consequent upon which the presiding judge, Ambrose Allagoa, adjourned the matter to November 15 and 16 for continuation of cross examination. But on those two days the court did not sit.
At the resumed trial on November 19, in continuation of his cross examination, the defence counsel,Mr Etiaba, reminded the witness that he was still on oath. However, in answer to a question as to whether Eunisell employed the defendant as a sales representative or salesman, the witness said that Kenneth Amadi was employed as a sales representative.
When asked to confirm if the $4000 he claimed to have paid to the defendant was a bonus for hard work, the witness said it was part of the defendant’s salary.
Defence counsel: Do you have any document to show?
Witness: I don’t have any document to show now but I am sure the Human Resources Department can have it.
Defence counsel: Do you know if 1st defendant has personal relationship with Amasco and AZ companies.?
Witness: I do not know.
Defence counsel: Are you aware that they responded by way of letter to your enquiry?
Witness: Am afraid I do not recall that.
When you reported the alleged diversion of Eunisell’s money to the police for investigation, did the investigator recommend the defendant for trial?
Witness: That is why we are in court.
The defence counsel further asked the witness to tell the court whether he has any document to show that the defendant defrauded his company. The witness said no
He further said that the defendant was not part of the audit when the books of the company was audited.
Defence counsel: I put it to you that you don’t have any document to show that the defendant defrauded your company and also AZ and Amasco did not complain that they were defrauded.
The witness told the court that he was not complaining that the defendant has another business as nothing stops him from doing so.
When asked to produce the report of the Inspector General of Police that the matter be re-investigated, Mr Ikenga said that he has given it to the prosecution.
He also admitted that Justice Taiwo Taiwo of Federal High Court, Abuja dismissed his application seeking to quash the earlier judgment delivered to arraign him and two others for criminal charge.
At this point, the defence counsel said, that was all for the witness.
The matter was adjourned till December 9 and 10 for continuation of trial.