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(2022) JELR 109921 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.234/2018  •  3 Jun 2022  •  Nigeria

Chima Centus Nweze JSC Amina Adamu Augie JSC Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju JSC Abdu Aboki JSC Emmanuel Akomaye Agim JSC


AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant, who was arraigned before the Kwara State High Court, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery, was alleged to have conspired with "two others at large" and robbed "Abdulrasaq Abubakar", while armed with firearms and other dangerous weapons. 

At the trial, the said "Abdulrasaq Abubakar" testified as PW3 and the other witnesses called by the Prosecution included his brother, Bakare Muideen LPW2J, who was also a victim; a Vigilante member, Edungbola Adeniyi (PW41 who narrated how the Appellant was caught after the said robbery, and a mask, 3 handsets and money (new notes) were found on him and Saka Adetoro (PW51, who is PW3's neighbour. 

PW1 Corporal Opaluwa, a Police Officer and an Exhibit-Keeper, identified the sum of N23, 150 in fifty Naira denomination, iron cutter, a black knitted mask cap, and a Techno GSM handset, as the items he registered in connection with the case against the Appellant, and…

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