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(2021) JELR 109642 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IB/289C/2019  •  19 Mar 2021  •  Nigeria

Jimi Olukayode Bada, JCA Ugochukwu Anthony Ogakwu, JCA Folasade Ayodeji Ojo, JCA


JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This Appeal emanated from the Judgment of Ogun State High Court of Justice, Waterside Judicial Division sitting at Ijebu-ode in Charge No: HCG/01C/2017 - THE STATE v. ISMAILA DAUDA delivered on 11th day of June, 2019 wherein the Appellant was found guilty of the two-count charge and sentenced to 5 years in prison with hard labour on each count.

Briefly the facts of the case according to the Prosecution was that on the 11th day of March, 2013 at Onisun’s Palace Gate in Ilushin via Abigi, the PW1 Olori Adeola Adesanya while trying to drive into the Palace was double crossed by three men in a Gulf Car. The three men, armed with guns, forced PW1 out of her vehicle, put her in their car and drove away. The vehicle was driven by the Appellant, on the way, the Appellant called someone on the phone to inform the person that they had successfully kidnapped her i.e., PW1. While driving towards the J4 Express the Appellant and his gan…

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