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OLUSOLA ADEYEMI v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36660 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.199/2011  •  13 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JSC;

Judgement

MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the Judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division delivered on the 24th day of November, 2010 dismissing the appellant's appeal and upholding the sentence and conviction of the trial Court. The appellant had been tried and convicted on a two count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery and sentenced to three and five years imprisonment respectively with the sentences to run concurrently.

The Appellant dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial court appealed to the Court of Appeal or Court below for short, which in turn dismissed the appeal and affirmed the conviction and sentence of the Court of trial. Further dissatisfied the Appellant appealed to the Supreme Court on four grounds of appeal.

BACKGROUND FACTS:

The Appellant was arraigned and tried before Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye of Kogi State High Court on a two count charge of Conspiracy and Armed Robbery punishable under Sections 97(1)…

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