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(2021) JELR 106986 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.905/2014  •  29 Jan 2021  •  Nigeria

Mary Ukaego Peter-Odili, JSC Olukayode Ariwoola, JSC Chima Centus Nweze, JSC Ejembi Eko, JSC Uwani Musa Abba Aji, JSC


MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division or lower Court or Court below; Coram: Abdu Aboki J.C.A. (as he then was), Theresa Ngolika Orji Abadua, Ita G. Mbaba J.J.C.A. delivered on the 30th day of May, 2014, wherein the lower Court confirmed the decision of the Katsina State High Court which convicted the appellant for the offence of armed robbery and sentenced him to death with two other accused persons.


The appellant herein was the 2nd accused person at the trial Court along with two other accused persons who were charged and arraigned on two count charge of armed robbery committed on the 30th day of January, 2002 and in April, 2002.

In proof of his case at the trial Court, the prosecution called a number of witnesses in the main trial and during the trial within trial, amongst whom was PW1 who testified as it affected the Appellant herein, at pages 22-23 of the printed records …

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