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AKEEM RAMONI v. THE STATE

(2014) JELR 36146 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/183/2013  •  9 Dec 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; OBIETONBARA DANIEL-KALIO JCA; MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI JCA;

Judgement

MUDASHIRU NASIRU ONIYANGI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Ogun State, Abeokuta Judicial Division delivered by Hon. Justice P.A. Onamade on 23rd January 2013 in Suit No. AB/22C/2008. Convicting the appellant on a two count charge of Conspiracy to murder and Attempted murder and sentencing him to a prison terms of 14 and 21 years with hard labour respectively. Dissatisfied with the judgment hence this appeal.

Succinctly, the fact of the case leading to this appeal is that on the 25th day of July 2004, at about 4 pm the victim Alao Fashola (PW1), a security man at the Quarry site of Obasanjo Holdings Limited at Odeda in Abeokuta, Ogun State while on routine patrol saw the appellant and other 4 now at large with drilling iron called bits belonging to his employer. He accosted them. Two of the culprits sped off while the remaining three, the appellant started begging him. The victim, (PW1) knew the appellant because they …

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