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EICHE MENDRICK v. THE STATE OF LAGOS

(2018) JELR 38649 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1424C/2016  •  20 Apr 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): DEATH came knocking at the door of the life of the Appellant on 23/6/2016 when he was convicted for the heinous offence of Armed Robbery and sentenced to death by the Court below and thus became an inmate on death row!

This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, Coram: O. Atinuke Ipaye J., in Charge No: ID/342C/2014: The State of Lagos v. Eiche Mendrick delivered on 23/6/2016, wherein the Appellant, as Defendant, was convicted of the offences of Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery and sentenced to death by hanging.

The Appellant was peeved with the said judgment of the Court below and had appealed against the said judgment vide his notice of appeal filed on 11/8/2016 on six grounds at pages 147-150 of the record of appeal. The record of appeal was compiled and transmitted to this Court on 21/12/2016 but was deemed properly transmitted on 10/3/2017. The Appellant's brief wa…

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