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YUSUF AKEEM v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36580 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/111C/2013  •  5 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; MOHAMMED A. DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Ondo State delivered by D. I. Kolawole J. on 21/1/2013.

The Appellant was charged in an information that contains a lone count of armed robbery contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, cap. R. 11, Vol. 14 Laws of the Federation 2004. The particulars of the offence charged were that on the 2nd January, 2011 at Orita Obele Estate, Akure the Appellant robbed Oguntoyinbo Yemi of her jewelries and monies while armed with dangerous weapons.

The case for the prosecution is that apart from the jewelries and money the Appellant also robbed Mrs. Oguntoyinbo (PW2) and her daughter their hand sets. He (the appellant) also caused the daughter of PW2 to lead him and knocked on the door of their neighbor PW3 as a ploy to also rob PW3. The hand set of the PW2's daughter was an ITEL brand. Some days after the robbery someone called a friā€¦

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