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Gabriel Ededey v. The State

(1972) JELR 33503 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.85/1971  •  21 Jan 1972  •  Nigeria

Coram
GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO JSC; GEORGE BAPTIST AYODOLA COKER JSC; CHARLES OLUSOJI MADARIKAN JSC;

Judgement

G. B. A. COKER, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was tried on an information which charged him and another person on 9 counts as follows:

"Statement of Offence-Count 1

ROBBERY, contrary to S. 402 of the Criminal Code.

Particulars of Offence

Gabriel Ededey, Frank Odita on or about the 18th June, 1970, at Aba in the Aba Judicial Division robbed Nathaniel Ezekwem of 150 singlets valued 50, 256 ladies skirts valued 89p 12s 0d, 272 gowns valued 91p 16s 0d, 61 pairs of trousers valued 44p 19s 9d, 93 blouses valued 24p 6s 0d and immediately before the time of such robbery did use personal violence to the said Nathaniel Ezekwem.

Statement of Offence-Count 2

STEALING, contrary to S. 390 of the Criminal Code.

Particulars of Offence

Gabriel Ededey, Frank Odita on or about the 18th June, 1970, at Aba in the Aba Judicial Division stole 150 singlets valued 50, 256 ladies skirts valued 89p 12s 0d, 272 gowns valued 16s 0d, 61 pairs of trousers valued 44p 19s 9d, 93 blouses…

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