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JOEL ADAMU v. THE STATE

(2017) JELR 38297 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.125/2013  •  13 Jan 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC;

Judgement

KUDIRAT M. O. KEKERE-EKUN, JSC (DELIVERING THE LEADING JUDGMENT): The appellant and two others were charged before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery contrary to Section 5 and 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap 398 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990 respectively.

They were alleged to have committed the offences on 8/9/2005 at Anglican Church Guest House, Dauda Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. In the course of the armed robbery they were alleged to have robbed 5 victims of various sums of money and other valuable items such as jewelry, handsets and wristwatches. The appellant and his co-accused pleaded not guilty to each of the counts. At the trial the prosecution called 3 witnesses: PW1, Inspector Akeem Lamboye a Police Officer attached to Wuse Division of the Nigeria Police, FCT Command, PW2, Inspector Obeh Azuka attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), FCT command who too…

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