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OLAYODE V. STATE

(2020) JELR 110001 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC. 983/2017  •  18 Dec 2020  •  Nigeria

Coram
OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR, J.S.C. MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD, J.S.C. KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN, J.S.C. AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, J.S.C. EJEMBI EKO, J.S.C.

Judgement

M. D. MU HAMMAD, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was arraigned and convicted along with one Fahd Kamaldeen and two others, then at large, for conspiracy and the series of armed robberies they carried out between 2010 and 2011 in Ilorin metropolis on a thirteen count information. On account of the same information, they were also charged for killing the owner of one of the supermarkets in the course of one of the robberies. Their trial and conviction occurred under the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act 2004 and the Penal Code for the conspiracy, robbery and culpable homicide respectively.

Under the 1st and 2nd counts, the accused were charged with conspiracy and the robbery at the Peculiar Grace Supermarket where, on 4th May 2011, while armed, they dispossessed the owners and staff of the shop various items including money, Blackberry and Nokia x2 handsets and a KIA Rio car with registration number Lagos DL 8505 D. The offences are punishable under se…

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