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SHEHU USMAN KWALI v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36393 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/IL/C.48/2013  •  10 Jul 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR JCA; UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA; MUSA HASSAN ALKALI JCA;

Judgement

MUSA HASSAN ALKALI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Kwara State High Court of Justice Ilorin delivered on the 21st day of December, 2012 by Hon. Justice H.O. Ajayi in which judgment the appellant was convicted and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for the offence of attempted robbery punishable under Section 2(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R.11 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

The appellant and one Muhammed Mama Yalia were charged before the High Court of Justice Kwara State sitting at Ilorin for the offences of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery contrary to sections 6(6) and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R 11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The appellant and one Muhammed Mama Yalia were in court from the beginning to the end of the trial. Each court of the charge was read, translated into English Fulfulde and vice versa. The appellant and other Muhammed Mama Y…

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