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SAVIOUR EFFIONG v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 37099 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/C/159C/2014  •  22 Jan 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA JCA; ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA; PAUL OBI ELECHI JCA;

Judgement

IBRAHIM MOHAMMED MUSA SAULAWA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The instant appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Cross River State, holden at Calabar Judicial Division, delivered on March 19, 2014 in charge No. HC/93C/2011. By the said judgment, the Court below, corum B.T. Ebuta, J; convicted the Appellant for the offence of robbery and thereby sentenced him to 21 years imprisonment with hard labour. Dissatisfied with the said conviction and sentence passed thereupon, the Appellant deemed it expedient to file the notice of appeal thereof on April 9, 2014, in the Court below.

BACKGROUND FACTS:

The facts and circumstances surrounding the appeal are gleanable from the record of appeal, evidently transmitted to this Court on April 24, 2014. Indeed, it is gleanable from the record that the Appellant was first arraigned before the Court below on May 30, 2013. Most particularly, page 22 of the said record is to the effect that the Appellant appeared before the said Cour…

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