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OLUFEMI BABATUNDE v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36371 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/C.7/2014  •  5 Jun 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; MUSA HASSAN ALKALI JCA;

Judgement

UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant who was sentenced to death with one Joseph Olarewaju for armed robbery in Offa by the High Court of Kwara State, Ilorin Division on 4th October, 2013; has brought this appeal against his conviction and sentence.

The Appellant with the other were brought before the lower Court on a two count charge that read as follows.:

COUNT ONE

"That you Olufemi Babatunde and Joseph Olanrewaiu on or about 3rd day of June 2011 at Alhaja Sariyu Olorunnisola's House Opposite Damson Hotel, Offa, Kwara State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired together to commit an illegal act to wit; dispossessed the said Alhaja SARIYU OLORUNNISOLA of her Nissan Murano Jeep with Reg. No. Abuja BS 456 KUJ valued at N3.5m, jewelleries valued at N250,000.00, cash sum of. N273,300.00, two Nokia phones (Nokia 1202 and Nokia 2700) values at N18,000.00, POE Model No P168 Bluetooth Handset, Chaoba clipper valued at N4,500 and o…

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