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CYRIACUS OGIDI & ORS v. THE STATE

(2003) JELR 44937 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/PH/306/2000  •  3 Feb 2003  •  Nigeria

Coram
SYLVANUS ADIEWERE NSOFOR JCA; ABOYI JOHN IKONGBEH JCA; DAVID ADEDOYIN ADENIJI JCA;

Judgement

NSOFOR, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were arraigned on the information of the Attorney-General, Imo State, before the Owerri High Court, (C.I. Ohakwe, J.) charged with the offence of armed robbery, contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. 398, Laws of the Federation, 1990. The "particulars of offence" charged as follows:-

"Cyriacus Ogidi (alias Ogbuma), Augustine Awuzie, Paul Uzoechi, Chukwudi Ogidi and others at large, on the 1st day of June, 1997, at Amuzu Uno Arondizuogu, in Orlu Judicial Division, while armed with offensive weapon to wit: locally made pistols and matchets, robbed one Mrs. Ndidi Nnakaihe, of the following items of property, one trident radio cassette, valued at N960.00, two electric sockets valued at N700.00, two brocade wears valued at N3,000.00, one jean trousers valued at N400.00, two trousers valued at five hundred (N500.00) five cassette cartridges, valued at N500.00, children wears valu…

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