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SHUAIBU IDI v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 41038 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/34C/2015  •  29 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
ADAMU JAURO JCA; JOSEPH TINE TUR JCA; ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH TINE TUR, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):The State initiated Criminal proceedings against Shuaibu Idi and Jingi Bura before the High Court of Justice, Yobe State holden at Potiskum on the following charge:

That you Shuaibu Idi and Jingi Bura on or about the 15th day of September, 1998, at about 02:00 hours at Dogon Rijiya Ward, Damagum in Fune Local Government Area that is within the jurisdiction of Yobe State High Court of Justice, while armed with offensive weapons to wit dane guns, bows and arrows and sticks did attack, wounded and robbed one Mr. Sunday Onyeador and his brother Ejike Onyeador and Amobi Emmanuel and their money the sum of Seventy Eight Thousand Naira (N78,000.00) and properties value of which is not yet known and you therefore committed an offence contrary to the provision of Section 1(2)(a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap.398, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1990.

When the case came up for mention on 27th Sept…

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