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(2021) JELR 109286 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/KN/619I/C/2018  •  9 Feb 2021  •  Nigeria

Abubakar Datti Yahaya, JCA Habeeb Adewale Olumuyiwa Abiru, JCA Amina Audi Wambai, JCA


AMINA AUDI WAMBAI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In a judgment delivered by Hon. Justice Aminu Sabo Ringim on 13/3/2005 in charge Nọ JDU/11c/2003, the Jigawa State High Court convicted the Appellant then as the 9th accused person along with eight others on a two count charge of the offences of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy punishable under Sections 1(2) (b) & 5 (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, 1990 and sentenced him to death by hanging.

The Appellant, along with eight other accused persons were alleged on the charge sheet to have on or about the 30th day of November, 2001 at TsohuwarGwaran Local Government area agreed to commit an illegal act and while armed with dangerous weapons, attacked one Alhaji Ibrahim Umaru, beat him up and made away with the sum of eight hundred thousand Naira (₦800,000.00) and some valuables. All the accused persons including the Appellant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The matter proceeded to tria…

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