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ALHAJI MUSA SANI v. THE STATE

(2012) JELR 41642 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/46/C/2011  •  7 Aug 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABDU ABOKI JCA; AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA JCA;

Judgement

THERESA NGOLIKA ORJI-ABADUA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant herein was arraigned together with one Ifanye Amah, before the Katsina State High Court on a charge of Armed Robbery punishable under Section 1 (2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 Laws of the Federation, 2004. The charge read to the Appellant and his co-accused and to which they pleaded not guilty, read thus:

"That you Alh. Musa Sani of behind Zakka House, Kofa Marusa, Low Cost; Katsina and Ifanye Amah of old Olympic Hotel, Kofar Kaura Layout Katsina, Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State, on or about the 28th day of May, 2008 committed robbery in that you did an act to wit attacked and robbed one Abdullahi Mohammed (alias BODA) the sum of Nine Hundred and Forty thousand Naira (N940,000.00) and at time of the robbery, you were armed with offensive weapons to wit: cutlasses and iron with which you threatened him and thereby committed an offence punishable under…

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