UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State in CHARGE No. ID/15C/2008: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA V. FRIDAY DAVID delivered on 21st December 2016. The Appellant was arraigned and tried before the lower Court on a one count charge of stealing. At the end of the trial the lower Court held that the charge had been proved beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the Appellant as charged.
The Appellant dissatisfied with the judgment appealed against the same. The judgment of the lower Court is at pages 662-692 of Volume II of the Records, while the Notice of Appeal is at pages 693-706 of Volume II of the Records. The Records of Appeal having been duly complied and transmitted, the parties filed and exchanged briefs of argument. The briefs on which the appeal was argued are:
1. Appellant's Brief filed on 8th June 2017 but deemed as properly filed on 5th October 2017.
2. Respondent's Brief filed on 23rd O…