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FASLAT ADEPOJU v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36516 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/936/2012  •  15 Jul 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU JCA; YARGATA B. NIMPAR JCA;

Judgement

Y. NIMPAR, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of HONOURABLE JUSTICE A. O. WILLIAMS delivered on the 16th day of October, 2009 wherein the Appellant along KEZEEM RAIMI were convicted for the offence of conspiracy and robbery. Dissatisfied with the judgment, the Appellant appealed against the judgment and the notice of appeal dated 15/03/2013 set out 4 grounds of appeal. Appellant distilled 3 issues for determination there from the 4 grounds of appeal.

The Respondent formulated 2 issues for determination in this appeal.

The brief facts are that the appellant and one KAZEEM RAIMI were arraigned before the Lagos State High Court of Justice on a 2 count charge of conspiracy and robbery. The prosecution called 2 witnesses while the defendants testified and did not call any other witness. Upon trial, the learned Judge found both appellant and KAZEEM RAIMI guilty of conspiracy and robbery and sentenced each of them to 21 years term of imprisonment …

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