MAJEKODUNMI V. R: A lawyer was convicted, at first instance, of conspiring with two post office employees to tamper with postal matter. the substantive offence, in section 163 of the criminal code, by its very definition can only be committed by an employee of the post and telegraphs department, which the lawyer clearly was nit , nevertheless the west African court if appeal dismissed his appeal on this ground: in our view a person may be charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime of which he could not, if he stood alone, be convicted. They relied on the case of R v. white-church.
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