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ABDULKARIM MOHAMMED & ORS v. THE STATE

(2013) JELR 35338 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/244/C/2007  •  28 Mar 2013  •  Nigeria

Coram
DALHATU ADAMU JCA; THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA; HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA;

Judgement

THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA,J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Following an armed robbery that occurred along Charanchi/Ganuwa Road in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State on the 24th December, 2002, the Appellants were, apparently, arrested on 5/1/2003, and, later a charge dated 5/2/2004 was preferred against them before the Katsina State High Court. It reads thus:

"That you (1) Abdul-Kareem Mohammed (2) Aminu Sada and (3) Yunusa lbrahim (Chamama) on or about 24th day of December, 2002 along Charanchi/Ganuwa road in Charanchi Local Government Area attacked and robbed (a) Hambali Ibrahim (b) Ibrahim Halidu while armed with dangerous weapons to wit: Dane guns, Cutlasses (sic) and Sticks, robbing them of the sum of N175,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Naira) and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act 1990"

The Appellants pleaded not guilty to the charge on 18/11/2004 and, o…

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