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YUSUF SANI v. THE STATE

(2016) JELR 41643 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/MK/160C/2015  •  21 Dec 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY JCA; ONYEKACHI AJA OTISI JCA; JOSEPH EYO EKANEM JCA;

Judgement

JUMMAI HANNATU SANKEY, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal from the Judgment of the High Court of Justice of Nasarawa State sitting in Lafia, delivered on the 30th June, 2015, wherein the Appellant and two other co-accused persons, Ali Mohammed and Jibrin Umar, were convicted and sentenced to 21 years imprisonment each for the offences of conspiracy and armed robbery.

A summary of the facts of the case leading the Appeal is that the Appellant, alongside the two other persons, were arrested and charged for the offences of conspiracy and armed robbery contrary to and punishable under Sections 6 (b) and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, 2004. The accused persons were arrested by a vigilante group and handed over to the Police at the Mararaban Udege Police Station in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Upon the legal advice received from the Nasarawa State Ministry of Justice, the accused persons were arraigned before the Nasar…

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