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MUSA ABDULMUMINI v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2017) JELR 37354 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.772/2014  •  8 Dec 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC; AMIRU SANUSI JSC; EJEMBI EKO JSC;

Judgement

EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Several persons were arraigned before and tried at the Federal High Court Jos, for conspiracy to commit terrorist acts punishable under Section 5 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38, LFN 2004; illegal possession of firearms punishable under Section 5 of the same Criminal Code Act, and the commission of terrorist acts punishable under Section 15(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004. The alleged criminal acts were committed on or about the 8th day of March, 2008 in and around Jos and its environs, including Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. The appellant featured in the first and third charges, which respectively accused him and others of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts and committing terrorist acts. In these two charges he was the 7th and 9th Accused in the 1st and 3rd charges respectively. All the accused persons, including the appellant herein, were convicted for the two offenc…

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