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IBRAHIM ADEYEMI v. THE STATE

(2017) JELR 37962 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.209/2014  •  30 Jun 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI JSC; OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA JSC; KUMAI BAYANG AKA'AHS JSC; AMINA ADAMU AUGIE JSC;

Judgement

MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal also referred to as Court below or lower Court in a judgment delivered by the Ilorin Division of the Court, Coram: Hussein Mukhtar, Isaiah O. Akeju and Uchechukwu Onyenenam, JJCA dated 27th day of February 2014 which lead judgment was delivered by Hussein Mukhtar, JCA. The Court below affirmed the trial Courts conviction and sentence of the accused/appellant to death by hanging for the offences of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery punishable under Sections 6(B) and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

FACTS BRIEFLY STATED:

The appellant was jointly charged with one Olabisi Olakunle as follows:-

COUNT ONE:

That you Ibrahim Adeyemi and Olabisi Olakunle together with Olaniyi and Taiye (at large) on or about the 13/10/2011 at Ojomo Estate Offa Garage Ilorin, Kwara State within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Co…

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