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GARBA MOHAMMED MUKTARI v. THE STATE

(2018) JELR 38544 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/S/69C/2017  •  11 Jul 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
HUSSEIN MUKHTAR JCA; MUHAMMED LAWAL SHUAIBU JCA; FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO JCA;

Judgement

FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Sokoto State, Coram: BELLO DUWALE, J. delivered on the 3rd April, 2017 wherein the Appellant along with one other were found guilty of the offences of conspiracy, armed robbery and voluntarily causing grievous harm contrary to Section 6(b), Section 1(2)(a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11, LFN 2004, and Section 248(2) of the Penal Code Law and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of six (6) months and ten (10) years for the offences of conspiracy and robbery respectively.

By an Amended Charge dated the 7th December, 2016 the Appellant and two others (while the 4th person was at large) were charged before the High Court of Sokoto State, Sokoto on a three count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and voluntarily causing grievous harm to which the Appellant pleaded not guilty. At the trial the Prosecution called seven (7) witnesses.…

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