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SAMPSON IDOWU v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36642 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/67A/2007  •  24 Mar 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
CHIDI NWAOMA UWA JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; OBIETONBARA DANIEL-KALIO JCA;

Judgement

OBIETONBARA DANIEL-KALIO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal in respect of a criminal matter. The Appellant Sampson Idowu along with two others was arraigned before the Ogun State High Court. The Appellant and the two others were charged with conspiracy and armed robbery. The Appellant and those charged along with him were specifically charged with robbing one Simiat Sowunmi of Jewellery and the sum of N6,000 while armed with a gun on or about the 4th of November, 1999 at Kemta Housing Estate Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. At the said Housing Estate, the Appellant and the others charged along with him were also alleged to have robbed, while armed with a gun one John Adole of the sum of N2,000.

After those robberies, the Appellant and the others charged with him allegedly turned their attention to No. 1 Odunbaku Avenue, Ijeun-Titun, Abeokuta where they robbed one Jemilat Odunbaku of jewellery and the sum of N8,000 at gun point. At the same place on the same 4th November, 1…

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