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EDET ASUQUO BASSEY v. THE STATE

(2012) JELR 6267 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.298/08  •  20 Apr 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL CHUKWUMA-ENEH JSC; MUHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JSC; JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC;

Judgement

BODE RHODES-VIVOUR, JSC (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant and five persons were arraigned before the Robbery and Firearms Special Tribunal which held at Ikot Epene, Akwa Ibom State, on a two count charge which reads:

1. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Armed Robbery Contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree No. 5 of 1984.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Etim Edet Oboho, Effiong Etim Sunday, Joseph Edet Ekpo, Etim Asuquo Enobiak, Edet Asuquo Bassey, Okon Dan Osung on or about the 17th day of June, 1993 along Oron Road in Oron Judicial Division while armed with offensive weapons, to wit, matchets, daggers and pen knives robbed Okafor Ndukwe Anya of the sum of ₦79,995.00 property of one Sunday Ikema.

2. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE

Armed Robbery contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree No. 5 of 1984.

PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE

Etim Edet Oboho, Effiong Etim Sunday, Joseph Edet Ekpo, Etim Asuquo Enobiak, Edet Asuquo Bassey, Okon Da…

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