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ALI SA'IDU v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 33289 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/285/C/2014  •  19 Feb 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA; OLUDOTUN ADEBOLA ADEFOPE-OKOJIE JCA; AMINA AUDI WAMBAI JCA;

Judgement

AMINA AUDI WAMBAI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the Katsina State High Court of Justice in charge No. KTH/27/C/2002, dated 24th December, 2002, the Appellant as the 4th accused person was charged along with five (5) other persons on a one count charge of the offence of armed robbery punishable under Section 1 (2) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, in that the Appellant along with the 5 other accused persons on or about the 22nd day of February, 2001 at about 0230hrs at Sabuwar Kasa village in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State attacked Alhaji Ummaru Masanawa (the village head of Sabuwar Kasa) with a gun and dispossessed him of the sum, of about N30,000.00 cash and thereafter shot him with the said gun which led to his death.

The Appellant pleaded not guilty to the charge consequent upon which the prosecution called 8 witnesses and tendered several exhibits including Exhibits 9A and 9B, Appellant's statements to the Police, the voluntarin…

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