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IRENE NGUMA v. ATTORNEY-GENERAL, IMO STATE

(2014) JELR 33562 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.319/2011  •  14 Feb 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
JOHN AFOLABI FABIYI JSC; BODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; MARY UKAEGO PETER ODILI JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC; JOHN INYANG OKORO JSC;

Judgement

MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Owerri Division of the Court of Appeal (hereinafter referred to as the court below) delivered on 18th April, 2011 affirming the decision of the Imo State High Court, (hereinafter referred to as the trial court) convicting the appellant for the offences of conspiracy and Armed Robbery in charge HOW/51C/99 and sentencing her to death.

A brief summary of the facts of the case that brought about the appeal is rendered immediately.

The appellant and the 1st accused person were tried on a two count Charge of Conspiracy and Armed Robbery contrary to Sections 5(b) and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act CAP 398 Laws of the Federation 1990 respectively. Each of the two,who claimed to be husband and wife, pleaded not guilty to each head of charge. Augustine Chukwunyere, PW1, and Inspector Atti Okon,PW2,testified for the respondent. Nine Exhibits including a Berreā€¦

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