KUMAI BAYANG AKAAHS, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant who was the 2nd accused was arraigned with 3 others before the Akwa Ibom State High Court, Eket Judicial Division in charge No. HEK/71/2002 on three counts for robbery contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Cap. 398, Vol. 22 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and robbing several people of their money and properties. The charge read as follows:-
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE
ARMED ROBBERY, contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Cap. 398, Vol. 22, Laws of the Federation.
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE
VICTOR ESSIEN VICTOR, CHARLES KINGSLEY JOE ISONG, UKEME SUNDAY USEN and MONDAY AKPAN SUNDAY on the 22nd day of June, 2001 at NO.1 Bassey Ekanem Street, Eket in Eket Judicial Division, while armed with offensive weapons to wit short guns, robbed Shadrach Friday Sam of the sum of N75,000.00, suit case and a radio set valued at N1,750.00 total value o…