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EDDY EDEIFO v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

(2017) JELR 37900 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/282C/2014  •  8 Jun 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
PHILOMENA MBUA EKPE JCA; MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN JCA; MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI JCA;

Judgement

MOORE ASEIMO ABRAHAM ADUMEIN, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant and one Helen Ode (f) were arraigned in the Owan West Area Customary Court, Sabongidda-Ora, Edo State in Charge No. OW/ACCS/2C/94. The appellant was the 1st accused in the said charge where he and his co-accused were charged with the offences of conspiracy to obtain money under false pretences and unlawfully obtaining money (N28,500.00K) from one Prince Henry Oboh. At the close of trial, the appellant and his co-accused person were found guilty and convicted of the two offences of conspiracy and stealing on 30/06/1994. The appellant was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment with an option of N1,500.00 in respect of each count.

Being dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial Court, the appellant appealed to the High Court of Edo State sitting at Afuze, which delivered judgment on 05/12/1997 and dismissed the appellants appeal. Still not satisfied, the appellant has appealed to this Court vide a notice of…

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