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MUMINI ADISA v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36236 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.359/2012  •  19 Dec 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED CJN MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAH MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC

Judgement


M.S. MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The accused person, now Appellant, was arraigned before the High Court of Justice Ibadan for the offences of conspiracy to commit felony to wit, Armed Robbery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act. Cap R.11, Vol. 14 Laws of the federation 2004.

The prosecution, on arraignment, charges were framed thus:-

1. On or about 18th day of November, 1994 at Mobil Petrol Station challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria conspired together to commit a felony to wit, Armed Robbery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 5(2)(a) of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.

2. On or about 18th of November, 1994 at Mobil Petrol Station, Challenge, Ibadan while armed with offensive weapons to wit: pistol and rifle robbed Alhaji Nurudeen Kolawole of the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (₦150,000:0…

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