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FRANCIS OLOWO v. THE STATE

(2017) JELR 37573 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/227C/2014  •  19 May 2017  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; OBANDE FESTUS OGBUINYA JCA; RIDWAN MAIWADA ABDULLAHI JCA;

Judgement

RIDWAN MAIWADA ABDULLAHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice R. A. Shiyanbola of the Osun State High Court of Justice sitting at Ile-Ife delivered on 22/01/2014 wherein the Appellant was found guilty of receiving stolen property and convicted and also sentenced to life imprisonment on Count 3 of the charge; while he was discharged and acquitted on two offences of conspiracy and armed robbery (Counts 1 and 2 of the charge).

The convict/appellant being dissatisfied with the said judgment filed an original Notice of Appeal on 19/2/2014 to this Court which he amended on 23/11/2015 and thereafter filed the Appellant's Amended Brief on 14/10/2016 along with a motion to regularize the processes filed by his new Counsel which have been served on the Respondent. The application in motion on notice was granted by this Court.

STATEMENT OF FACT

The victim of the armed robbery Famadewa Adediran Pw1 narrated how certain armed robbers snatch…

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