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AHMED OLATIDOYE v. THE STATE

(2010) JELR 47221 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/283/2006  •  25 Nov 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT M. O. KEKERE-EKUN JCA; MODUPE FASANMI JCA; JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH SHAGBAOR IKYEGH, J.C.A.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Ogun State High Court of Justices sitting and exercising its original jurisdiction at Ijebu-Ode convicted and sentenced the appellant and one other person, Azeez Niran Lawal, to five years imprisonment each for the offence of conspiracy to commit robbery and to life imprisonment each for the offence of attempted armed robbery contrary to sections 5(b) and 2(2), (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act (Cap.398), Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990, as subsequently amended by the Tribunals (certain consequential Amendments ETC) Act, 1999, respectively. It appears from the compiled record of appeal that only the appellant appealed against the said conviction. His Notice of Appeal with two grounds of appeal was filed on 19.2.08, pursuant to an order for extension of time granted by this court authorising him to file the said appeal out of tlme.

Briefly stated, the respondent's case at the trial cou…

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