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(2021) JELR 109354 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/KN/637/C/2018  •  18 Jun 2021  •  Nigeria

Hussein Mukhtar, JCA Habeeb Adewale Olumuyiwa Abiru, JCA Abubakar Muazu Lamido, JCA


HUSSEIN MUKHTAR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant arraigned before the High Court of Jigawa State on a three count charge of criminal conspiracy, robbery and illegal possession of firearms contrary to the Sections 97 and 298 of the Penal Code and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act CAP R11 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 respectively.

After full trial, the Appellant was found guilty of the three offences as charged and was convicted in the judgment delivered on the 7th day of September, 2011 by His Lordship Hon. Justice Abubakar M. Sambo in case no. JDU/1C/2010 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the offence of criminal conspiracy, and robbery pursuant to Section 97 and 298 of the Penal Code and another 5 year prison term for the offence of illegal possession of Firearms.

Being dissatisfied with the decision of the Court below, the Appellant filed his Notice of Appeal, planted on three grounds, from both the Appellant an…

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