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BALA ALHAJI ILYASU v. THE STATE

(2020) JELR 87244 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/325B/2016  •  28 Jun 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, JCA ABUBAKAR LAWAL SHUAIBU, JCA MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, JCA

Judgement

MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Katsina State, Coram I. B. Ahmed J delivered on 28th January, 2016 wherein the appellant was convicted and sentenced to death for armed robbery.

A summary of the facts leading to this appeal as could be gleaned from the record of appeal show that one Alhaji Sani Maitsani who gave evidence as PW2 and his immediate family members were on the 13th day of February, 2011 attacked and robbed of the sum of ₦34,480.00 and other valuable items. That in the process of the robbery operation, the armed men who were armed with weapons namely; machetes, knives, sticks and guns, shot the said Alhaji Sani Maitsani on the thigh and was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and discharged after spending two weeks on admission.

At the trial, the prosecution paraded ten witnesses and tendered seven Exhibits that is, the extra-judicial statements of the appellant and his co-accuse…

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