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ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM V. THE STATE

(1991) JELR 45331 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.167/1990  •  31 May 1991  •  Nigeria

Coram
ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI JSC; ADOLPHUS GODWIN KARIBI-WHYTE JSC; SALIHU MODIBBO ALFA BELGORE JSC; PHILLIP NNAEMEKA-AGU JSC; ABUBAKAR BASHIR WALI JSC;

Judgement

S. M. A. BELGORE, J.S.C.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 2nd January, 1983, one Akinola Green, the P.W.1 was driving his car along Badagry Expressway. He got to a spot where he saw three men in army uniform, who stopped him and asked for a lift to a spot called Mile 2. As the three men forcibly entered the vehicle and looking hostile, he told them he was not going to Mile 2. One of the men then dipped his hand in his (P.W.1's) pocket and removed the money he had there. The two others demanded more money and he told them he had no more money on him. They dragged him out of the vehicle and beat him telling him he was hiding his money somewhere. They ordered him back into his vehicle and one of them took control of the vehicle. They then drove towards Badagry up to when they got to a dark spot near Trade Fair Complex where they stopped, beat him again after dragging him out of his vehicle. They asked him to choose between his life and his vehicle; he chose the former. After beating …

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