GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI JCA: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the Appellant against his conviction by the High Court of Justice Benin City.
The back ground of the case is that, the Appellant as 3rd accused was charged with two others for the following offences:
That you Uzor George 'm' Otas Idehen 'm' Yusuff Al-Hassani 'm' and others now at large on the 8th day of September, 2005 at No. 5, Ameze street behind Benson Idahosa university Benin city, in the Benin Judicial Division, did conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: Armed Robbery committed an offence punishable under Section 5(b) of the Armed Robbery and Fire Arms (special Provisions) Act cap 39g of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.
That you Uzor George 'm' Osas Idehen 'm', Yusuff All- Husseni 'm; and others now at large at No.5 Amenze Street behind Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, in the Benin Judicial Division, did rob rob one Generator, Tiger made plant valued ₦13,50…