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CHIDIEBERE OKOLISA v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 41848 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/E/258C/2013  •  8 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA JCA; EMMANUEL AKOMAYE AGIM JCA; MISITURA OMODERE BOLAJI-YUSUFF JCA;

Judgement

MASSOUD ABDULRAHMAN OREDOLA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Anambra State High Court, Awka Judicial Division sitting at Awka (hereinafter referred to as the Lower Court), delivered by Justice M. I. Onochie, J. on the 23rd day of June, 2009 in Charge No. A/19C/2005.

The brief facts of the case are as follows: That on the 19th day of August, 2002 a robbery incident took place and the appellant, Chidiebere Okolisa, participated in the said robbery incident. Thus, he was the 1st accused person among the three (3) accused persons who were initially arraigned before the Anambra State High Court, holden at Awka on a five (5) count charge of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, contrary to Sections (2)(a) and 4(b) of the Armed Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions Act) Cap. 398, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 1990 as amended by Act No. 62 of 1999.

Upon being charged and with their pleas taken and hearing concluded, the prosecution/respo…

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