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TOSIN KADIRI v. THE STATE OF LAGOS

(2019) JELR 91811 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1120CA/2018  •  11 Jun 2019  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA

Judgement

UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was the 2nd Defendant in a two count Information of Conspiracy to commit robbery and Robbery, contrary to the provisions of Sections 297 and 295 (1) of the Criminal Law No. 11 of Lagos State, 2011, before the High Court of Lagos State in Charge No. ID/452C/2014: The State of Lagos v. Steve Emeka Ike and Anor. The facts of the matter as narrated to the Police by the Complainant are that at about 5.00 am on 24th May 2013, the Complainant was on her way to board her office staff bus to go to work when she was accosted by three persons who snatched her handbag from her and ran away. She went back home, got another handbag and some money from her husband and left the house again to go and board the staff bus. At the bus stop, she saw one of the three persons who had snatched her bag and she raised an alarm and her colleagues helped her apprehend the person, who happened to be the 1st Defendant at the lower Court…

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