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AKUDO ALOZIE v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38652 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/418C/2014  •  6 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; ITA GEORGE MBABA JCA; TUNDE OYEBANJI AWOTOYE JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal in respect of a criminal matter and it is against the judgment of the High Court of Abia State, sitting at Aba, Coram: Hon. Justice T. U. Uzokwe, J., (hereinafter referred to as the lower Court and learned trial judge, respectively). The said judgment was delivered on the 16th day of April, 2014.

The accused person/appellant (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) was charged along with five other accused persons inter alia for the offence of conspiracy, to commit felony to wit: receiving stolen child and receiving stolen child in respect of one little Master Chukwuemerie Ositadinma in Charge No. A/42C/2009. The appellant was alleged to have conspired with one Uzoma and her father Abraham Alozie and bought the child for her aged father to serve as his surviving son and heir apparent. The appellant was alleged to have changed the childs name and renamed him Prosper in order to conceal the stolen …

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